Former colleagues of Gaurav Tiwari (32), founder of the Indian Paranormal Society who was found dead at his Dwaraka home under mysterious circumstances, said he wanted to make a horror movie.
His colleague Amit Singh, who had joined the company a year ago, said, “Last Monday, he floated the idea of making a horror movie to let the Indian masses know the reality of the paranormal world,” he said.
Although it was reported that Tiwari had complained to his family about some “negative forces”, Singh said Tiwari never believed in this idea.
“He always remained positive and believed that forces are not negative. He said they are just sometimes angry and he wanted to show this in the movie,” he said, adding that Tiwari would never have committed suicide.
Tiwari’s collegaues said he had visited more than 6,000 haunted locations and investigated “several hauntings and UFO abductions”. They added that after starting his firm in 2009, Tiwari formed full fledged teams in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.
In 2015, Gaurav appeared as a spirit photographer and an investigator in a series. His colleagues said he had signed a contract with a leading television channel on ghost busting — the shooting of which was supposed to start around July 15.
Tiwari got married in February this year, said his father Uday. “He would never commit suicide. His death is a puzzle to us.”
His father, however, refrained from talking about anything else. “The police have told us to avoid the media until the investigation is complete,” he said.