Shyam Ramsay, director of 'Zee Horror Show' passes away
Renowned filmmaker Shyam Ramsay, the man behind Bollywood cult horror-sleazy movies, passed away today. He was 67. According to media reports, Shyam was suffering from pneumonia. Reports suggested that he was rushed to a Mumbai-based hospital in Andheri, after he complained of chest pain, where he breathed his last. Reportedly, the veteran director's funeral will be held at Vile Parle crematorium today.
The news of Shyam's demise was confirmed by his nephew, Amit Ramsay. "With profound grief and sorrow, we inform you about the sad demise of Shyam Ramsay. He was suffering from pneumonia and passed away around 5:00 am this morning," he said.
For the uninitiated, Shyam was one of the seven Ramsay Brothers who introduced the horror genre, with a hint of sleaze, back in 1970s. He directed movies like Andhera (1975), Purana Mandir (1984), Veerana (1988), Purani Haveli (1989), Dhund: The Fog (2003), etc. His last movie was Koi Hai (2017). Shyam also directed the Zee Horror Show with brother Tulsi Ramsay.
The Ramsay Brothers, sons of Fatehchand U Ramsinghani, lost another of them before Shyam. Tulsi expired last December. The 77-year-old filmmaker had suffered a heart attack, and breathed his last in Kokilaben Hospital. Meanwhile, Shyam is survived by his two daughters, Sasha and Namrata.