Koose Muniswamy Veerappan



Age: 52


Summary: India's most wanted bandit and a flamboyant but brutal smuggler with a trademark handlebar mustache who murdered police officers, slaughtered elephants, and kidnapped a popular Indian movie star while enjoying a level of celebrity comparable to his country's Bollywood movie idols, who had been on the run since the late 1960's with a $410,000 bounty on his head, aided by local peasants who depend on his pay and even some local politicians that he paid off.



Cause of Death: Killed in a paramilitary shootout


Born: January 18, 1952


Died: October 19, 2004


Location: Madras, India