Who Was Durlabh Kashyap? The 20-Year Old Gangster Who Used To Advertise His Crimes

Jay Randhawa has announced his next film, Durlabh. The Hindi film will be based on the life of a 20-year old gangster, Durlabh Kashyap. Durlabh was undoubtedly one of the most popular gangsters of the country and his criminal life will leave you stunned.

Durlabh Kashyap was born on 8 November, 2000 in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. From a young age, he was attracted towards crime and desired to become the “don” of the city, which is the reason why at an age of just 20, he became a nation-wide known gangster. He entered the world of crime when he was just 16 years old.

His father used to run a business in Mumbai but later shifted to Indore. As Durlabh grew, his activities started reflecting his future. He attained popularity mainly due to his looks, his gang and most importantly, a strange way of advertising his crimes. 

Who Was Durlabh Kashyap? The 20-Year Old Gangster Who Used To Advertise His Crimes

The gangster was very active on social media platform, Facebook, where he used to openly advertise his crimes. His profile even had a sentence written, “Contact to settle disputes of any type”. Facebook was his way to threaten people and accept suparis. His gang was filled with members of his age only. He described himself on social media as a criminal and a crook.

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His gang used to carry a dress code with themselves. About 100 gang members were inspired by Durlabh’s looks and started copying him, which ultimately became their gang’s dress code. A long tilak on the forehead, black surma in the eyes and a piece of cloth on his shoulder became his famous outlook. A similar look has also been recreated by Jay Randhawa in his upcoming ‘Durlabh’.

At an age of just 18, Durlabh and his gang had around 9 cases registered against them. He was finally murdered at the age of just 20. The Police proved his criminal activities in 2018. He was sent to jail in that year and in 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic, just like other criminals he was released from jail.

On 6 September, 2020, he encountered a gangwar at a tea stall. He was murdered there by rival gangsters named Shehnawaz and Shadab. Durlabh was stabbed more than 30 times before he was murdered. It will really be interesting to watch out for Jay Randhawa and his team how they will be presenting this infamous gangster’s famous life story on the screens!

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