Scam 2003 True Story: Who is Abdul Karim Telgi’s wife Shahida & what happened to her?
Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, Scam 2003: The Telgi Story is a true story based on the life of Abdul Karim Telgi who was the mastermind of the multicrore fake stamp paper case worth Rs 30,000 crore-
The much-awaited series of the year, Scam 2003: The Telgi Story was finally released on September 1, 2023, on Sony Liv. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, Scam 2003: The Telgi Story is a true story based on the life of Abdul Karim Telgi who was the mastermind of the multicrore fake stamp paper case worth Rs 30,000 crore. While The Harshad Mehta story revolved around a Rs 5,000 core scam, the Telgi Story showcases one of the biggest scams in India. Notably, ever since Scam 2003: The Telgi Story was released fans have lavished praise on creator Hansal Mehta for bringing yet another masterpiece into the world of OTT. Not only this, fans are also hailing actress Sana Amin Sheikh for portraying the character of Abdul Karim Telgi's wife Shahida Telgi in the Tushar Hiranandani-directorial series. Talking about its starcast, Gagan Dev Riar portrays the character of Abdul Karim Telgi in Scam 2003: The Telgi Story. Apart from Scam 2003 True Story, fans are also eager to know about Abdul Karim Telgi's wife Shahida Telgi, and even her wearbouts now. Below is what we know about Abdul Karim Telgi's wife Shahida Telgi-
Who is Abdul Karim Telgi's wife Shahida Telgi?
Shahida Telgi, wife of mastermind Abdul Karim Telgi, grabbed headlines when her husband's scam was exposed. Now, Shahida Telgi is again grabbing the headline, courtesy of the newly-released series Scam 2003: The Telgi Story. As per reports, Shahida hails from Khanpur, Belgaum, Karnataka. Sana is the daughter of Shahida and Abdul Karim Telgi. Multiple reports cited court documents which state that Shahida Telgi was an HIV sufferer who also had a number of other medical issues. She, her husband, and a few other people were named on the charge sheet in the multi-crore fake stamp paper case. After failing to appear in court twice, she was ultimately turned in in 2005. Notably, Shahida grabbed global headlines when in 2017 she asked a court in Pune to seize her husband Abdul Telgi’s benami holdings and utilize them for the good of the nation “as per his last wish.”
What happened to Abdul Karim Telgi?
In 2001, Abdul was arrested in 2001 and later he was sentenced to 30 years of prison. In 2002, Abdul tested HIV positive. Finally, in 2013, Abdul was convicted of selling fake stamp papers worth Rs 17 lakhs. Abdul Telgi died suffering from multiple organ failure in Bengaluru on 23 October 2017. Notably, Abdul was acquitted by the Nashik sessions court, a year after his demise, due to lack of evidence. Many of his movable and immovable properties were seized by the police after investigations in the fake paper stamp scam. The probe had revealed that they were purchased from the proceeds of an “organised crime syndicate”.
Talking briefly about Abdul Telgi, he was born in Khanapur, Karnataka. He was the mastermind behind one of India's most ingenious scams spread across multiple states which shook the entire country. It was estimated that the Scam 2003 value was approximately Rs 30,000 crore. Abul Karim Telgi was a convicted Indian counterfeiter.