[The billionaire and former don "Muthappa Rai" is also a man of leisure. Here he drives a golf cart in front of his mansion just outside of Bangalore.]
This is part of a story I helped and shot for Wired on Bangalore's Land Mafia - it is centered around a former mob boss turned business men and politician muthappa rai.
You will find most of the details in the online version of the story - here.
Here are the other pictures
[Two burly men carrying shotguns smile grimly as I drive past the first checkpoint to Muthappa Rai's fortified compound. I'm an hour south of Bangalore in a patchwork of fallow fields and construction sites. Rai's mansion comes into view at the top of a hill, a giant white building surrounded by a 20-foot-high concrete wall.]
['Agni’ Sridhar, a former Bangalore don turned filmaker, editor and journalist at his house in Bangalore. His bangalore house and office is a walled complex with electic fences and 20 foot walls around it.He wrote the cult Kannada movie Aa Dinagalu which is based on his day in bangalore's Mafia.]
[Lokesh's nickname, "Malama", means "medicine". As in if you have a problem, Lokesh is the medicine. He is a well-known rowdie who settles real estate deals with force. He has several cases, included those of murder against him. He believes he is a old school gangster and believes more using knifes and swords then guns]
[Lawyer and associate of mid-level assosiate Muttapa Rai at his pigeon-hole office in Shivajinagar.]
THE ENTIRE SET OF PICTURES HERE