Born on 5th May 1956 to a Punjabi family, Gulshan Kumar started his early career as a fruit juice seller. Later Kumar changed his career, since his family bought a shop that dealt with economic audio cassettes and records. This was just the prelude to a great music empire.The music business proved to be very profitable and hence Gulshan Kumar ventured into producing cassettes; he got himself involved in an audio cassette venture titled “Super Cassettes Industries”; this turned to be very fruitful. Added to this, a music production company was initiated by him. He made a noble act by selling the 1970s music cassettes with a supreme quality at economic rates. This business soared and eventually he exported superior quality cassettes to foreign countries. Gulshan Kumar started the T-series label which went on to become the greatest music label in India. He became very rich and became king of the music business. Kumar wanted to taste success in Bollywood too, and hence he moved to Mumbai. He started to deliver religious music cassettes at commendably cheap prices. This is not the end; he also got involved in producing serials and movies relating to Hindu mythology. Kumar’s debut film in Bollywood named “Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka” was a super hit. Later the film “Aashiqui” came; it is still considered as a great in harmonious music. The music of “Dil Hi Ki Manta Nahin” was also a superhit. This proved that Gulshan is indeed a music wizard. Kumar also had his share of flops at the box office. Kumar was a philanthropist in the sense that he granted a portion of his wealth to the society. He gave free food to those who came to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. Gulshan Kumar had a tragic end; he was assassinated outside Jeeteshwar Mahadeve Mandir in the year 1997. Music director Nadeem was accused in the case. After the demise of Kumar, his son
managed Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. Gulshan Kumar is indeed one music wizard who infused great vibes into the music industry.