Most of us have watched the movie Mr.Natwarlal starring Amitabh Bachchan which was released in the year 1979 and the movie was inspired named after The Real Natwarlal of India..Any Guesses about whom I am talking here…
Let me introduce him–
Name-Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava
Birthplace- Bangra Village,Siwan,Bihar
He was a master of disguises,used more than 50 aliases and used novel ideas to cheat and was master in forging signatures of famous personalities.His cheated list include Birlas and Dhirubhai Ambani and he cheated them by posing as Social Worker,He even cheated many shop-owners lakhs of rupees,paying them by cheque or demand drafts which were usually forged.
But the most notable events in his conman career was selling repeatedly the Taj Mahal thrice, the Red Fort twice, and the Rashtrapati Bhavan and also the Parliament House of India along with its 545 sitting members once respectively.Can you guys believe that,Someone selling these monuments in Real Life–He was a Living Legend and I will not be wrong to call him a Legend after his death.
He was arrested several times and each time he just con the Police and The Police were left with no idea where he vanish.According to reports he was last seen on 24th June 1996 while he was being transported from prison to hospital for treatment.He vanished from custody that day at the New Delhi Railway station when he was being taken on a wheelchair from Kanpur to AIIMS for treatment. He was 84 of age at that time.
He was so pro in his act that his exploits were often compared with Frank Abagnaleand Victor Lustig.Victor Lustig is better known as “The Man who sold Eiffel Tower Twice” and
Frank Abagnale became notorious for impersonating a pilot, a doctor, and a laywer while in his early 20s.Abagnale’s life story provided the inspiration for the feature film “Catch Me If You Can”
Back to Natwarlal–He also has a mysterious death,while his lawyer says that he died on 25th July 2009 at the age of 97,however, Natwarlal’s brother, Ganga Prasad Srivastava, subsequently claimed to have cremated him in 1996.He was in the wanted list with over a 100 cases in 8 States. He had been sentenced to a massive 113 years in jail by various courts and had made eight daring escapes,each time from a different jail.
But the people of his native village take a pride that he belonged to their village and have decided to put up a statue of him as his monument,at the place,where his house once stood.And if the words of the people of his village are to be believed he was no less than RobinHood,who loot the rich and helped the poor….. 🙂
Whatever he was,the fact is that he was very talented and that’s what I feel and I guess he is no more a big culprit in today’s world,because he has been overtaken our politicians who loot the nation with both hands open and never leave any chance to make some bucks out of country’s resources….
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Wtf….😂😂 saluuuuut he iske talent ko 👍👍👍👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👏👏👏😕😕
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Mr netwarll wase write cheater
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I can’t belive this he was awesome man
He was a real hero of India n a great conman of Indian history I salute to him…….
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well this is to everyone who so ever is reading this, that this HARSHA BHUYAN the guy who wrote this article is a whole copied article from WIKIPEDIA, rather the starting lines of the article is exactly the same.
He wrote, Reference-wikipedia , he should write Copied-wikipedia
To add to this I have even gone through 4-5 more website to complie this article and seriously if u have contributed to Wikipedia on Natwarlal then with due respect I give u all the due credit….But u knw there is nothing like copying and it takes a lot of effort to complie an article and Natwarlal is not made by me so his article will obviously be there and not every1 will be unique… 🙂
Scamsters and con men have always fascinated me – how they managed to outsmart the out-think the law. Wonderful read this was. Thank you, Harsha !!
Indeed they always give the Police,the Administrator the ride of their life.. 🙂
All Pleasure is Mine.. 🙂
Wonderful information. Nice to know about this conman. Thanks for sharing .
All Pleasure is mine.. 🙂
Thanks for sharing ….nice info 🙂 Was not aware of this
All Pleasure is Mine Swati.. 🙂
Harsha… how did you collect so much information? Very well done my friend.
Thanks a Lot Bro.. 🙂
And for me when I am curious about something I just dive into it and in present time the world has really become a small place thanks to Internet.. 🙂
Nice info Harsha, maybe time has come for me to don the Natwarlal cap
Hahaha..If you became like him..First and Foremost do sell the Parliament House like he did and the Rashtrapati Bhawan and at last the 10th Janpath Road.. 🙂
you are still into kid stuff, I intend to sell Mumbai, India and Asia in that order 🙂
Hahahaha..Good Luck with that Bro.. 🙂
Nice information. Bollywood made lot of profit on his story 🙂
Indeed..That was blockbuster.. 🙂
Real one made money using witty ways and the reel one used him and made money.. 😛
let him sell the parliament as someone said-but who will buy it?
Indu ji he even sold the Parliament with 564 member sitting there.. 🙂
Now wonder how he managed to do that..Even I am thinking..
I am very interested to know the buyers. Great post.
A talent is a talent!
Thanks a Lot Indrani.. 🙂
The Buyers were mostly foreigners..
you deserve an applaud for this one (h) ..
Who–Me or Mr.Natwarlal.. 😛
Nway Natwarlal was a man of talent,disguise who took the Indian Govt. and Police of a wonder ride.. 🙂
please let him sell the Parliament with members . . . that’s a deal 😉
Nirav he even did that–He sold the Parliaments with 564 sitting members once.. 🙂
He was a real talent,He would have been a Gem if alive today…
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ddnt know that he was a real person :O i am just glad tht he ddnt sell the backwaters of Kerala 😀
Hahahah…Might be at that time he had no idea about that or else who would have spared the Backwaters of Kerala.. 😉
May be he didn’t finish selling the attractions of the North 😀
Hahaha..Yup that may be the case too.. 😀
this is a post worth unlimited applaud !! You picked up the right guy … I salute him as I had read about him many a times in articles and then on the net … and I feel.. no matter what the world says – he was a hacker who challenged locks who challenged wits .. who challenged brains .. I have all the respect .. after all he was a rebel .. and thats what I can think about him. It is said that he worked with the Birlas where he was blamed for wrong theft .. or something and that turned him off and he went back to the Birlas and this time he did it for real .. I dont know how true this is ..
Indeed you are right he was a real talent..A talent that left many clueless,master of Disguise…just see even at the age of 84 he was able to con the Police..How mastermind he was..Even I bow to him.. 🙂
Enjoyed reading the post.. Love the movie Mr. Natwarlal by Amitabh Bachchan and was sure fun reading about the original Mr. Natwarlal aka Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava..
He was a real talent,master of tricks.. 🙂
Glad you liked it.. 🙂
Did not know this…great gathering of info…makes me wonder how he managed it all…
He managed all this with his talent and witty mind I guess.. 🙂
Wow! Enjoyed reading this article Harsha.. I love the movie Natwarlal starring Amitabh Bachchan and it was sure fun reading about the original Natwarlal aka Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava 🙂
Thanks a Lot Nilu.. 🙂
Who ever thought that India is actually Incredible India, hats off to them. Loved the movie starring AB senior and loved this piece starring the real life equivalent.
Indeed India is Incredible..The movie was awesome so was the person in real life..He literally took the Govt.The Police for a ride they would never forget.. 🙂
Amazing na!! Kya kya ‘Kalakaar’ paye jaate hain hamare Desh mein!! 🙂 🙂
Hahaha…Indeed India is Amazing..Incredible India.. 🙂
Aur maine toh padha h k mr natwarlal ne dr rajendra prasad ji ko offer b dia tha k world bank ka joh bhi loan india p hai woh kisi dusre country p move kar denge….
Bt dr prasad ji ne mana kr dia…coz it wasnt legal..
Hahaha..Agar woh hota to Natwarlal to India ke Hero ban jaate.. 😛
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Thank You for the reblog.. 🙂