Filmmaker Shyam Ramsay, who made Bollywood horror a cult affair, died here on Wednesday. He was 67.
According to reports, he was suffering from pneumonia.
Shyam, as part of the Ramsay brothers, made films like "Veerana", "Purani Haveli" and "Andhera".
Ramsay brothers also consisted of Tulsi, Kumar, Keshu, Arjun, Gangu and Karan.
Apart from films, Shyam and Tulsi also gave the TV audience "Zee Horror Show".
Netizens have poured in RIP messages for the director.
"Rest in Peace #ShyamRamsay ji. You and your family's stories are inspirational, How your whole family come together to give Indian Cinema a new gener called "HORROR" it inspired so many industry people how to work on something, which genuinely believes in," one wrote.
Another went back to her childhood days and wrote: "As a kid, I was always afraid of ghost and horror movies, while my sibling and cousin watched it without batting an eyelid."
Another wrote: "The genre of #horror is as tough as making people laugh, the #RamsayBrothers did it with their own unique ways."
"RIP #ShyamRamsay. I still remember watching that zee horror show and how that scared the hell out of me."
'SHYAM RAMSAY CARRIED HORROR FILM TORCH IN B'WOOD': VIKRAM BHATT
Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who has carved a name as a horror filmmaker in recent times, is saddened by the demise of Shyam Ramsay, the man who made the Bollywood horror film a cult affair. The "Raaz" director feels the late filmmaker was innovative, and regaled his audiences with fabulous spooky cinema from time to time.
Ramsay passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday. He was 67. According to reports, he was suffering from pneumonia.
"Shyam Ramsay carried the torch of horror films right through the '70s and '80s. Even amongst the Ramsay Brothers, he was considered to be the leader of the group. He was innovative and regaled his audiences with fabulous spooky cinema from time to time. His passing is indeed a sad and his contribution to the dark films will always be held in high esteem," said Bhatt.
The Ramsay brothers also consisted of Shyam, Tulsi, Kumar, Keshu, Arjun, Gangu and Karan. They are credited with horror superhits such as "Veerana", "Purani Haveli" and "Andhera".
Apart from films, Shyam and Tulsi also gave the TV audience the popular "Zee Horror Show".
Bhatt, on his part, has been keeping the horror genre alive in Bollywood with films such as "Raaz", "Raaz 3D, "Raaz Reboot", "1920", "1921", and "Haunted 3D". His upcoming horror flick "Ghost" is scheduled to release on October 18.