He ran from a life of drugs and bullets.
Now, he runs to shatter records.
Rahul Jadhav took the name 'Bhiku' after a character from the 1998 cult classic Satya - a gangster who was everything Rahul once wanted to be. Capturing his don's attention as a tech-literate criminal, running his extortion ring over Skype, Rahul found himself shouting threats down the barrel of his gun and became one of the most wanted gangsters of his time.
After his arrest in 2007, the extortionist and hitman was left a shadow of his former self, ravaged by alcoholism and drug abuse - which twisted his mind into a near schizophrenic state. That was only part of his journey.
Today, the gunrunner is an ultra-marathoner who has covered nearly 10,000 kilometres - including a 2019 run from Gateway of India to India Gate - and aims to shatter the national stadium run record.
Written by award-winning journalist Puja Changoiwala, this is the extraordinary story of a hitman who became a de-addiction counselor and outran his demons, leaving them far behind in the murky shadows of gangland.‰Û÷In this immersive journey into the heartof India‰۪s gangland, Puja captures the varied textures of the criminal worldwith her storytelling genius. A thrilling, unputdownable read from a prolificjournalist!‰۪
‰ÛÒ Rakesh Maria, former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai
‰Û÷Through its honest and riveting rendition, this remarkable book shows how theunderworld builds gangsters, and how some, unexpectedly, break free from theblood and gore to build an inspiring life. A must-read for true crime lovers!‰۪
‰ÛÒ Ravi Subramanian, bestselling author
‰Û÷In this thoroughly enthralling read, Puja provides an insider‰۪s view of theunderworld in a kaleidoscopic testimony of crime and punishment, survival andredemption.‰۪
‰ÛÒ Siddharth Roy Kapur, film producer
‰Û÷One of our finest crime reporters returns with her latest offering ‰ÛÒ a pacy,gritty read, about the life of an underworld criminal who changed his lifearound to become an ultra-marathoner. Brilliantly detailed and researched,written with a sharp reporter‰۪s eye and empathy, this is a book that you justcannot put down.‰۪
‰ÛÒ Kiran Manral, bestselling author
‰Û÷Only Bombay can script such a life where a Goodfella turns Forrest Gump! Pujapacks this incredible life in a stunning, powerful narrative.‰۪
- Vasan Bala, director
‰Û÷An astounding storyteller with a strong, distinctive voice, Puja has an eyefor nuance and an ear for detail. A dazzling story told in the most affectingmanner; a triumph of humanity over forces of violence.‰۪
‰ÛÒ Fatima Sana Shaikh, actor
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