gangubai kathiawad 

Her real name was Harjeevan Das Kathiyawadi, but she was popularly known as Gangubai. 

Gangubai Kathiawadi

The book, Queens of Mumbai, written by Hussain Zaidi, gives a glimpse into Gangubai's life. 

Gangubai Kathiawadi

The fearless lady is considered the matriarch of Kamathipura in Mumbai.

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Reportedly, she was a brothel owner, who also dealt in drugs and was involved in murders. 

Gangubai Kathiawadi

People called her the 'Madam of Kamathipura' because she had connections with underworld dons.

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Gangubai was forced into prostitution by her boyfriend when she was very young. Reports suggest that her spouse sold her for Rs. 500 

Gangubai Kathiawadi