Ghostbuster Gaurav Tiwari found dead. Father hints at ‘negative forces’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2016 15:30 IST
The Indian Paranormal Society website reads that Gaurav was a pilot by training and had visited over 6,000 ‘haunted’ locations. He also investigated UFO abductions and mysterious creatures. (Twitter)

Indian Paranormal Society founder and CEO Gaurav Tiwari was found dead in his Dwarka home on Thursday, July 7. The police is still conducting investigations and has not established a firm cause of death yet.

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Tiwari, who had multiple TV shows to his credit, was found lying on his bathroom floor with a thin black line across his neck. The police say that the cause of death was asphyxia, reports The Times of India.

His family members said that around 11 am on Thursday, they heard a loud thud from the bathroom. They opened the door by force and found Tiwari lying on the floor. He was taken to a hospital but the doctors could not resuscitate him.

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If the circumstances of his death didn’t sound peculiar already, his father, Uday Tiwari, told TOI that Gaurav “had told his wife a month ago that a negative force was pulling him towards (itself). He had said he was trying to control it but seemed unable to do so. My daughter-in-law ignored it thinking he was just depressed due to work overload and did not tell us about it,” he said. Gaurav got married in January, reports Zee News.

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The Indian Paranormal Society website reads that Gaurav was once a commercial pilot and had visited over 6,000 ‘haunted’ locations across the world. He also investigated UFO abductions and mysterious creatures.

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Tiwari was part of TV shows like Haunted Weekends with Sunny Leone and MTV’s Girl’s Night Out with VJ Ranvijay, Bhoot Aaya and Fear Files. He was also a part of movies 16 December and Tango Charlie.

Read HT’s interview with Gaurav from 2012 here.

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