(गुलशन कुमार) (5 May 1956 - 12 August 1997) British Film Institute
. was the founder of the T-Series music label
(Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.
), the best known in India, and an Indian Bollywood
movie producer. T series is now run by his son Bhushan Kumar
. T Series
Official website. His daughter Tulsi Kumar
is a playback singer.
Born Gulshan Dua into a Punjabi Arora
family, he was the son of Chandrabhan, a fruit juice seller in Darya Ganj
market in Delhi
, where he started working early on. Later Gulshan changed career paths when his family acquired a shop selling records and cheap audio cassettes, this was the beginning of what was to become a vast music empire. Rediff.com
, 12 July 1997.
He founded Super Cassettes Industries
, a small audio cassette operation which soon grew to be very big. Later he started a music production company in Noida, near Delhi. He is said to have started the practice of exploiting a loophole in the Indian copyright law
, and creating cover versions of popular songs.
To counter relatively expensive audio tapes which used to be marketed by reputed music companies, Gulshan brought out in the late 1970s very cheaply made and low priced music cassettes. He... Read More