Tulsi Ramsay, cult horror-film director known for Veerana, Purani Haveli, passes away aged 77

FP Staff

Dec 15, 2018 09:30:28 IST

Mumbai: Tulsi Ramsay, known for directing cult horror films like Veerana, Purani Haveli and Bandh Darwaza, passed away Friday. He was 77.

Tusli Ramsay. Twitter

Tulsi Ramsay. Twitter

The filmmaker died in a city hospital in Mumbai.

"He complained of chest pain and his son Deepak took him to Kokilaben Hospital. He was declared dead at the hospital. He passed away at about 2.30 am," a family member of Ramsay's told Press Trust of India.

As per an Indian Express report, a longtime associate of Tulsi confirmed that the funeral took place on Friday at 2 pm.

For the longest time in Indian cinema, the Ramsay Brothers Kumar, Shyam, Keshu, Arjun, Gangu and Kiran ruled the horror genre by making low-budget cult movies, which were widely popular for unique mix of horror and erotica.

Tulsi Ramsay, was the son of F U Ramsay and was one of the seven brothers.

He also directed films like Do Gaz Zameen Ke Niche, Hotel, Purana Mandir, and the popular '90s TV series, Zee Horror Show. 

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date: Dec 15, 2018 09:31:18 IST