Gaurav Tiwari

Gaurav Tiwari (2 September 1984 – 7 July 2016) was CEO and Founder of Indian Paranormal Society.

Gaurav Tiwari
Born(1984-09-02)2 September 1984
Patna, Bihar, India
Died7 July 2016(2016-07-07) (aged 31)
OccupationParanormal investigator, Pilot, Hypnotist, Actor
Years active2009–2016
Spouse(s)Arya Kashyap Tiwari (m. January 2016)

He was seen on different television channels in India, promoting paranormal research. Gaurav has featured in MTV Girl's Night Out with Rannvijay Singh, Haunted Weekends with Sunny Leone and various other shows on different news channels such as Aaj Tak, Live India, News 24, Star TV, Zee TV. Gaurav also appeared on Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein as a paranormal expert.

He was a Paranormal investigator, UFO Field Investigator and ParaNexus representative in India, appearing on international paranormal radio shows, Syfy's 'Haunting: Australia', and Sony TV's Bhoot Aaya.

Early life and careerEdit

Gaurav was born in a rich family. His father Uday Shankar Tiwari is a director with Cooperative Resources International. Gaurav was a commercial pilot as well as an actor. Gaurav also played character roles in television serials and movies like Tango Charlie, 16 December, Sach Honge Sapney. He started his career as an actor at the age of 16 but eventually took up his career as a pilot. Gaurav has graduated from MVP Aero Academy, Texas. In his early days of aviation, when he shifted into his new apartment in Florida with his friends, there were certain unexplained instances that led him to believe that the house was haunted. These experiences changed him to a believer from a non-believer in paranormal. He endeavoured to know the truth of humanity and afterlife. He was certified as a Lead Anomalous Investigator by Paranexus Association of USA.

He returned to India in 2009 and established Indian Paranormal Society which set him up to people in India who suffer with paranormal and life problems. Gaurav pursued his Doctoral studies in Metaphysical Humanistic Science. He held certifications as a Spiritual Counselor, Hypnotist, and Life and Relationship Coach from Institute of Metaphysical Science (IMHS), Florida, USA. IMHS is a secular organization believing in Humanism and scientific research. He was also an ordained minister for Metaphysical Church of Humanistic Science (MCHS). Gaurav was also a cartoonist, singer, and writer.

In 2009 Gaurav Tiwari established contact with Australian paranormal investigator Allen Tiller. At this time they began consultations on each other's paranormal investigations and struck up a lifelong friendship.

MTV Girls Night OutEdit

Gaurav's second television breakthrough was MTV Girls Night Out directed by Sajeed A.. This show was India's first horror/paranormal reality show and it also won the Best Reality Show in Asian Television Awards, Singapore, 2011. A similar show/repeat was Haunted weekends with Sunny Leone.

Bhoot AayaEdit

Appeared as a paranormal expert and lead investigator in Bhoot Aaya and describes a paranormal activity or the reason behind it. In couple of episodes he was also enacted by actors for his contribution towards past life regression and paranormal investigation.

Haunting: AustraliaEdit

Gaurav appeared in the SyFy series Haunting: Australia along with fellow ghost hunters Robb Demarest, Ian Lawman, Ray Jordan, Rayleen Kable and Allen Tiller.[1]

MTV He TicketEdit

Appeared as a mentor in one of the episodes of MTV He Ticket where he guided the contestants at Bhangarh Fort.

International workEdit

Through his research, blogs, international TV and radio shows, and articles, Gaurav has put his effort to educate people about paranormal awareness to bring down the irrational fear about ghosts and spirits. Gaurav Tiwari seems to be very famous among paranormal researchers and enthusiasts circles in countries like India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and many other parts of world. He was one of the best in his field.


Gaurav Tiwari was found dead[2] at his Dwarka home on 7 July. According to Delhi Police, it was a case of asphyxiation, but several arguments against this theory were raised on social media and news networks.[3] His body was found lying on his bathroom floor with a thin black line across his neck. According to his family, they heard a loud thud from his bathroom at around, 11 AM on Thursday. They forced their way through the locked door to find Tiwari lying unresponsive on the floor. He was rushed to a hospital but could not be resuscitated.


  1. ^ Shulz, Lisa. "Syfy Acquires Unscripted Paranormal Series 'Haunting: Australia'". Variety (magazine). Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Paranormal society founder dies mysteriously in Dwarka home – Times of India". Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Gaurav Tiwari: Indian ghost buster's mysterious death is magnet for paranormal theories – Firstpost". 24 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.

News readingEdit

  1. Erasing the Fear of Paranormal, The New Indian Express.
  2. Gaurav Tiwari in Zee Fear Files, The Indian Express.
  3. Paranormal India, Tehelka Magazine.
  4. "Haunting: Australia"[permanent dead link] a new Paranormal TV show on SF to feature Gaurav Tiwari.
  5. India's Most Haunted, National Geographic Magazine.
  6. Paranormal Career, The Wall Street Journal (India), 4 May 2012.
  7. Delhi and Paranormal Research, Hindustan Times, 3 March 2012.
  8. Spirits of Lust, The Pioneer, 29 May 2011.
  9. Ghost Hunters, The Pioneer, 25 July 2010.
  10. Ghost Hunters at Work, The Times of India, 6 March 2011.
  11. Graveyard Shift, The Indian Express, 20 September 2010.

Further readingEdit

  1. Gaurav Tiwari's articles on ParaNexus
  2. I am not the ghost hunter, Gaurav Tiwari's blog (Not Original Gaurav Tiwari)
  3. Indian Paranormal Society's Videos.