Gulshan Kumar Biography:
The Bombay High Court will declare the verdict of the Gulshan Kumar murder case today at around 10:30 AM at the bench of Justice Jadhav and Borkar.
Bombay High Court to pronounce verdict in Gulshan Kumar murder case today.
Gulshan Kumar, founder of T-Series was killed on August 12, 1997, in Juhu area of Mumbai.
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Gulshan Kumar Dua, famously known as Gulshan Kumar was an Indian Businessman who founded the T-Series music label and a famous Bollywood movie producer. Born on 5th May 1956, Gulshan founded the T-Series Label in the 1980s.
Gulshan Kumar Dua was the son of a fruit juice vendor named Chandrabhan Kumar Dua, who used to work on the streets of the Daryaanj neighborhood in the national capital Delhi. Gulshan started working with his father at an early age and was a devoted worshiper of Shri Shiv Ji and Devi Parvati. Due changed his stream of career when his family owned a shop selling records and cheap audio cassettes which later led to the onset of one of the vast music labels named T-Series.
Gulshan Kumar was shot dead 16 times outside the Jeeteshwar Mahadev Mandir in Jeet Nagar, Andheri West suburb of Mumbai on 12th August 1997. On the day of the assassination, the bodyguard of Gulshan was reportedly sick.
Gulshan received two threatening calls to pay the extortion money on 5th and 8th August 1997, to which he denied. And around 10:40 AM on his way back from the temple, Gulshan was confronted by one of the assassins. Initially, the owner of T-Series survived and sought shelters in the nearby area, but was refused, while his driver Suraj was shot in both legs when he tried to help Gulshan.
An underworld organization in Mumbai named D-company is considered to be responsible for Kumar’s assassination.
For Gulshan Kumar’s death, the police accused film composer Nadeem Saifi of the music duo Nadeem-Shravan of paying for the murder due to some personal dispute, after which Nadeem Saifi fled from the country.
The founder of the T-Series music label and a famous Bollywood movie producer, Gulshan Kumar was murdered on 12th August 1997 in the Juhu area of Mumbai. A total of four appeals are listed regarding the case in the High Court, while three of them are against the conviction of accused Rauf Merchant, Rakesh Chanchaya Pinnam, and Rakesh Khokar, the fourth one has been filed by the Maharashtra government against the release of Ramesh Taurani. Ramesh was accused of the charges of instigation to murder.
Conviction of Rauf Merchant is upheld by Bombay High Court in Gulshan Kumar murder case.— ANI (@ANI) July 1, 2021
Ramesh Taurani's acquittal upheld, Maharashtra govt's appeal against Taurani dismissed.
Since the verdict by the Bombay High Court on the Gulshan Kumar case has been announced, the conviction of Rauf Merchant has thereby been upheld.
While the acquittal of Ramesh Taurani has also been considered and the Maharashtra Government’s appeal against him has thereby been dismissed.
Another accused Abdul Rashid who was acquitted earlier by sessions court has been convicted by Bombay High Court now following Maharashtra govt's appeals against his acquittal. Abdul Rashid Dawood Merchant has been given life term after conviction by HC.— ANI (@ANI) July 1, 2021
Moreover, another accused in the Gulshan Kumar murder case named Abdul Rashid has been convicted by the Bombay High Court now and has been put behind the bars for a life term. It must be noted that Abdul Rashid was earlier acquitted by the Sessions Court.
It must be noted that these judgments were made after the Maharashtra Government appealed against Ramesh Taurani and Abdul Rashid’s acquittals.