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Gulshan Kumar Age, Wife, Children, Biography, Death Cause, Net Worth & More

Gulshan Kumar

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Bio
Real NameGulshan Kumar Dua
NicknameCassette King
ProfessionBusinessman, Film producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 May 1951
Date of Death12 August 1997
Place of DeathNear Jeeteshwar Mahadev Mandir, Andheri (North West), Mumbai
Death CauseMurder (Shot dead)
Age (as in 1997)46 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolN/A
CollegeN/A
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutMusic Production: Lallu Ram (1985)
Film Production: Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka (1989)
FamilyFather- Chandrabhan (Fruit seller)
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Kishan Kumar (Younger)
Gulshan Kumar brother Kishan Kumar
Sister- N/A
ReligionHinduism
Controversies• On 12 August 1997, when Gulshan Kumar gave a regular visit to a Shiva Temple in Andheri, Mumbai, two men hiding in the hutment colony near the temple fired 3 bullets at Kumar who fell to the ground and tried to crawl into one of the huts and asked a woman to shut the door to keep the killers out. But the woman was late to respond as she was nervous, which gave ample amount of time for the killers to fire another 15 bullets into Kumar's body. He was immediately taken to Cooper hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. Kumar was getting threat calls from Abu Salem since 5 August 1997, but unfortunately, he chose to ignore it.
Gulshan Kumar dead body at the morgue
• On 30 August 1997, music composer Nadeem Akhtar Saifee of Nadeem-Shravan duo was declared a co-conspirator in Kumar's murder. Nadeem, who allegedly hired the killers, has been in the United Kingdom ever since.
Nadeem Saifi
• In October 1997, Ramesh Taurani, owner of Tips cassettes, was arrested on charges of supporting the crime. Taurani allegedly paid INR 25 lakh to Kumar's killers.
• In November 1997, the police filed a 400-page charge sheet where 26 people were accused. At that time, 15 accused were arrested and one of the accused, Mohammed Ali Shaikh, turned approver in the case.
• In January 2001, Abdul Rauf, alias Dawood Merchant, one of the accused, was arrested from Kolkata.
Abdul Rauf
• In April 2002, 18 of the 19 accused were released, Abdul Rauf was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseSudesh Kumari (m.1975-1997)
Gulshan Kumar with his wife
ChildrenSon- Bhushan Kumar (Businessman)
Daughter- Tulsi Kumar (Singer), Khushali Kumar (Fashion Designer)
Gulshan Kumar children
Money Factor
Net Worth 350 crore (INR)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Gulshan Kumar

  • Does Gulshan Kumar smoke?: No
  • Does Gulshan Kumar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Gulshan belonged to a humble Punjabi family background as his father was a juice seller in Daryaganj, Delhi. Kumar used to help his father with the family business.
  • He started his business by manufacturing audio cassettes, agarbattis, bottled water, detergents and ceiling fans. After the success of his audio cassettes business, he started his own audio cassette label called ‘Super Cassettes Industries Ltd’, which was later renamed ‘T-Series.’ T-Series
  • T-Series was initially opened in Delhi, but after earning profits, Kumar shifted his base to Mumbai.
  • He was the one who gave big break to Nadeem-Shravan, Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal and Sonu Nigam in Bollywood films.
  • In 1985, T-Series released its first Bollywood film soundtrack for the film ‘Lallu Ram.’
  • He was a highly religious man and featured in various devotional song videos.

  • On 12 August 1997, he was shot to death outside the Jeeteshwar Mahadev Mandir in Andheri, Mumbai. After his demise, his son Bhushan Kumar took over the charge of T-Series at the age of 19.
  • Akshay Kumar is set to play Gulshan Kumar in the biopic ‘Mogul’, which is set to release in 2018. Akshay Kumar as Gulshan Kumar in Mogul
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