Abdul Karim Telgi Age, Wife, Death Cause, Biography & More

Abdul Karim Telgi

Full NameAbdul Karim Telgi
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear- 1961
Birth PlaceKhanapur, Karnataka
Date of Death27 October 2017
Place of DeathVictoria Hospital, Bengaluru
Age (at the time of death)56 Years
Death CauseMultiple organ failure
HometownKhanapur, Karnataka
SchoolSarvodaya Vidyalaya English Medium High School, Khanapur
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationB.Com
FamilyFather- Name Not Known (Former employee of Indian Railways)
Mother- Shariefabee Ladsaab Telgi
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ControversyTelgi was the mastermind of one of India's biggest scams, 'Telgi Scam,' a multi-crore counterfeit stamp paper scam. He had initially started by delivering fake passports. To begin with the more complex counterfeiting of stamp papers, he appointed nearly 350 agents, who sold the fakes to those who purchased bulk, including banks, stock brokerage firms, and insurance companies. The size of his business was estimated to a whopping 200 Billion rupees. Several cases were filed against Telgi across the nation in this regard.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenSon- Not Known
Daughter- Sana

Telgi Scam lead convict Abdul Karim Telgi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Abdul Karim Telgi

  • Did Abdul Karim Telgi smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Abdul Karim Telgi drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • His father, who was an employee of Indian Railways, died when Abdul was quite young.
  • He managed to pay his school fee by selling fruits and vegetables on trains.
  • Abdul then moved to Saudi Arabia, where he lived for next seven years.
  • He then returned to India and started his counterfeiting career, initially with the printing of fake Passports.
  • First FIR was lodged against Telgi n the year 1991. He was arrested in 1993 for his involvement in a VISA racket.
  • Abdul then acquired stamp paper license in 1994 and expanded his business to more complex counterfeiting of stamp papers, which were sold to the bulk purchasers like banks and insurance companies by his agents.
  • Seven different cases were filed against him in relation to the fake stamp sale, in the year 1995, and he was again arrested.
  • He was arrested by Karnataka special task force from Rajasthan in 2001, after a case was filed against him in Bengaluru, in 1999.
  • In 2003, Special Investigation Team (SIT) found him relaxing in his Cuffe Parade flat, instead of a crime branch lockup.
  • Action against as many as 54 people was taken who were allegedly involved with Abdul, in his bogus stamp business. An MLA and former police commissioner were among those 54.
  • In January 2006, he, along with some of his associates, was sentenced a rigorous imprisonment of 30 years.
  • A film named, ‘Mudrank (The Stamp),’ based on Telgi’s stamp scandal, was finished in 2008 but had to wait for a year to be shown on the big screens across the country.
  • D Roopa, a former DIG, alleged that he had a special cell at Central Jail, Parappana Agrahara and that the prison authorities were giving him preferential treatment.