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Horror films’ director Shyam Ramsay dies in Mumbai hospital

Shyam Ramsay, one of the seven Ramsay Brothers known for cult horror films such as ‘Puraani Haveli’ and ‘Tahkhaana’, died in a hospital here on Wednesday, his family said. He was 67.

Shyam died of pneumonia on Wednesday morning at a city-based hospital.

“He was hospitalised on Wednesday morning. As he was not feeling well the family got him hospitalised. He passed away in hospital due to pneumonia,” a relative told PTI.
He is survived by daughters, Sasha and Namrata.

Shyam was one of the seven Ramsay Brothers, who for the longest time ruled the horror genre in Indian cinema with low-budget movies in the 1970s and 1980s. The films were widely popular for their unique mix of horror and erotica.

Shyam was considered the brain behind the group.

He directed films like ‘Darwaza’, ‘Purana Mandir’ and ‘Veerana’ besides ‘The Zee Horror Show’