Birth: 05-05-1956, New Delhi, India

Gulshan Kumar (5 May 1956 – 12 August 1997) was the founder of the T-Series music label (Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.) and an Indian Bollywood movie producer. T series is now run by his son Bhushan Kumar. His daughter Tulsi Kumar is a playback singer.

Gulshan Kumar was born into a Punjabi 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.

On 12 August 1997, he was killed outside the Jeeteshwar Mahadev Mandir, a Hindu temple in Jeet Nagar, Andheri West suburb of Mumbai. The police accused a film composer Nadeem of the music duo Nadeem-Shravan of having paid for the assassination. However, on 9 January 2001, Vinod Jagtap (known as "Raja") confessed to being the assassin.

On 29 April 2002, Sessions Judge M L Tahilyani sentenced Jagtap to life imprisonment, stating that he was not imposing death penalty because the prosecution had failed to prove that Jagtap was a contract killer. As per his family's wishes, Gulshan Kumar was cremated in Delhi.