Prasad Pujari (Gangster) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Mumbai
Age: 43 Years
Height: 5' 11"

Prasad Pujari

Real NameSubhash Vithal Pujari
Other name(s)• Prasad Vitthal Poojary
• Siddharth Shetty
• Siddhu
• Sidh
• Johny
NicknameGangster Pujari
Notorious forThreatening builders and politicians of East Mumbai
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.8 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 October 1980 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)43 Years
BirthplaceTagore Nagar, Vikhroli East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signLibra
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseName Not Known (Chinese National)
ChildrenSon- 1 (Name Not Known, 5 years old)
ParentsFather- Chandu Sanil Vitthal
Mother- Indira Vithal Pujari
Prasad Pujari's mother

Prasad Pujari (wearing mask)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prasad Pujari

  • Prasad Pujari started roaming with the gang members of the underworld don Kumar Pillai during his teenage years and later became a trusted man of Pillai.
  • He was acquitted in September 2005 due to insufficient evidence after spending two and a half years in jail for an attempt to murder case.
  • In 2005, he was charged with eight cases of murder, attempt to murder, and extortion at Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, and LT Marg police stations in Mumbai.
  • He later fled to Hong Kong, where he initially lived with Pillai. After some time, he began a construction business there and also started handling the gang members of Pillai, who were living in India.

    A photo of Prasad Pujari before fleeing India

    A photo of Prasad Pujari before fleeing India

  • In March 2008, he managed to obtain a temporary residence in China which was valid till March 2012.
  • While staying in China, he used to change his locations often to evade arrest and eventually settled in Luohu district, Shenzhen City, where he married a Chinese girl.
  • Several Mumbai police officers alleged that after Pillai was extradited from Singapore in 2016, Pujari took over the gang and became the boss.
  • His name made headlines again in 2019 after his gang fired at the Shiv Sena leader Chandrashekhar Jadhav in Tagore Nagar, Vikroli East, but missed.
  • In 2019, the anti-extortion cell of the Mumbai crime branch registered an attempt to murder case against him and eight associates. He remained absconding but his eight associates were arrested from Mumbai, Thane, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.
  • Another extortion case was registered against Pujari and his associates in 2020 for demanding Rs 10 lakh as extortion money from a Vikhroli-based builder.
  • On 11 March 2020, Mumbai police officials arrested Pujari’s mother from Mira Road, his cousin brother, Suresh Kumar Suvarna, from Mangaluru and a close associate named Sunil Angane from Vikhroli East.

    Prasad Pujari's cousin

    Prasad Pujari’s cousin

  • They were arrested on charges of helping Pujari by providing money to run the gang and the contact details of Mumbai builders whom Pujari threatened on the phone several times. [1]Mumbai Mirror
  • Reportedly, then-Mumbai police commissioner, Param Bir Singh, was handling the project related to the arrest of Pujari’s family members to lure Pujari into a trap.
  • Later, Pujari and others, who were arrested, were charged under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act in the case.
  • A red corner notice was later issued by Interpol for Prasad Pujari.

    Red Corner Notice by Interpol against Prasad Pujari

    Red Corner Notice by Interpol against Prasad Pujari

  • In February 2023, he was arrested for using a fake passport when he was trying to board a flight back from Hong Kong to Shenzhen (a city in China).

    A photo of Prasad Pujari taken during his arrest in Hong Kong

    A photo of Prasad Pujari taken during his arrest in Hong Kong

  • In April 2023, Mumbai police officials sent a dossier in Mandarin language to Chinese authorities which contained DNA samples of his mother and other documents. [2]The Times of India

    Prasad Pujari's PAN card sent to China

    Prasad Pujari’s PAN card sent to China

  • Prasad Pujari was extradited to India from China on the morning of 23 March 2024.

  • On 24 May 2024, he was presented in a special MCOCA Court in Mumbai which sentenced him to 14 days judicial custody of Mumbai police. [3]Times Now

    Prasad Pujari during his appearance in MCOCA court

    Prasad Pujari during his appearance in MCOCA court