New Delhi: Bollywood's famous producer and businessman Gulshan Kumar's birthday falls on 5 May. He was one of those celebrities of Bollywood who achieved a special status on his own grace. His son Bhushan Kumar is a well-known Bollywood filmmaker. There was a time when Gulshan Kumar changed the face of film music on his own. The cassette of his company 'T Series' worked to deliver the music door-to-door.
He was born on 5 May 1956 in a Punjabi 'Arora' family in Delhi. His original name was Gulshan Dua. His father used to run a fruit juice shop in Delhi's Daryaganj market where Gulshan Kumar also used to help his father with the work. His journey began from there and ended in the studios of 'T-Series.' His hard work paid off and he became a hero from zero. He gradually stepped into the Indian music industry and went on to become famous.
Gulshan Kumar made a significant contribution to his career by giving break to many singers including Sonu Nigam. Gulshan Kumar formed a company called Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. which became the largest music company in India. He founded 'T-Series' under this music company and now T-Series is one of the music and film production majors of Hindi cinema.
Apart from personal life, Gulshan Kumar was also very much talked about for charity. He established many bhandare at Vaishno Devi Temple which still provides free food to the pilgrims who visit there today. But the death of Gulshan Kumar, who was rich in generosity, was quite painful. People from Mumbai's underworld extorted from him, but Gulshan Kumar refused to succumb to their demand and he was shot killed outside a temple in Mumbai on August 12, 1997.