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Gangubai Kathiawadi 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Gangubai Kathiawadi was born in Kathiawadi, Gujrat and her real name was Gangubai Harjivandas.
According to S Hussain Zaidi’s book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’, she was pushed into prostitution at a very young age.
She ran a kotha (brothel) in the Kamathipura area of Mumbai and later, many notorious criminals became her customers.
Gangubai did a lot of work for sex-works and for the well-being for orphans.
Gangubai first wanted to become an actress in Bollywood films.
When she was 16 years old, she fell in love with his father’s accountant and ran away with him.
They came to Mumbai and settled down there. Just when she was dreaming of starting a new life with her beloved, he betrayed her.
Gangubai’s husband sold her for Rs 500 at a brothel.
According to S Hussain Zaidi’s book, Gangubai made strong connections in the world of criminals as well.
It is written that Gangubai was raped by a member of Karim Lala’s gang.
In order to seek justice, she went to Karim Lala and pleaded him.
Meanwhile, she tied a rakhi to Karim Lala and made him her brother as well.
Soon after this, Karim Lala gave the command of Kamathipura area to his Rakhi sister Gangubai and she became one of the ‘Mafia Queens.’
However, Gangubai never kept a girl in the brothel against her consent.
She also dedicated her life for the betterment of sex-works and orphans.
She even led the movement against the removal of Mumbai’s prostitute market at the same time.
Even today, the statue of Gangubai is installed in Kamathipura, Mumbai.
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Gangubai Kathiawadi 10 Fast Facts, Biography, Wiki
Gangubai was a resident of Kathiawad in Gujarat, due to which she was called Gangubai Kathiawadi but her real name was Ganga Harjivandas Kathiawadi.
At the age of 16, she fell in love with her father’s accountant and fled to Mumbai after marrying him.
Gangubai who always wanted to become an actress and was a big fan of the likes Asha Parekh and Hema Malini couldn’t fulfill her dreams as her husband cheated on her and sold her to a brothel for Rs. 500.
According to Hussain’s book, a member of mafia don Karim Lala’s gang, raped Gangubai after which she met Karim Lala, demanded justice, and tied him a rakhi, making him her brother.
Being the sister of Karim Lala, the power soon fell into the hands of Gangubai who went on to become one of the most successful female dons.
Besides, she also ran a sex racket in the Hera Mandi red light area in Mumbai.
Gangubai was an ardent supporter of her fellow females in the business and it is said that she never kept any girl in her brothel without their consent.