Satta King

About Satta King
Kalyanji Bhagat

Kalyanji Bhagat was born a farmer in the village of Ratadia, Ganesh Wala in Kutch, Gujarat. Kalyanji’s family name was Gala and the name Bhagat, a modification of bhakt, was a title given to their family by the King of Kutch for their religiousness. He arrived as a migrant in Bombay in 1941 and initially did odd jobs such as masala ferriwala (spice seller) to managing a grocery store. In the 1960s, when Kalyanji Bhagat was running a grocery shop in Worli, he pioneered matka gambling by accepting bets based on the opening and closing rates of cotton traded on the New York wholesale market. He used to operate from the compound of his building Vinod Mahal, in Worli.[5][6] After Kalyanji Bhagat, his son Suresh Bhagat managed the business along with his wife Jaya Bhagat whom he married in 1979.

Suresh Bhagat

On June 11, 2008, a truck rammed into a Mahindra Scorpio in which Suresh Bhagat and six others, including his lawyer and bodyguards were travelling, killing all of them. They were returning from an Alibaug court, where the hearing of a 1998 narcotics case had been held. During investigations by the police it was revealed that Hitesh Bhagat (Suresh Bhagat’s son) and his mother Jaya Bhagat had hatched the plot to kill Suresh Bhagat. Hitesh and nine others, including Jaya, were arrested and were tried under the stringent act of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act and subsequently convicted.

Ratan Khatri

Rattan Khatri, known as the Matka King, from the early 1960s to mid-1990s controlled a nationwide illegal gambling network with international connections which involved several lakh punters and dealt with crores of rupess. Khatri’s matka started in the bustling business area of Dhanji Street in Mumbadevi where idlers used to wager on the daily trickle of the fluctuating cotton rates from the New York market. Gradually, it became a big gambling hub as the quantum of bets and betters increased. Due to a row over a winning number plus the New York market’s five-day week schedule, compulsive betters began looking for alternatives. Based on the requests of his friends, Khatri started his own syndicate and started drawing three cards to decide the day’s number. Khatri’s betting was considered more genuine as the cards were reportedly opened in the presence of the patron. During the emergency in India, Khatri was jailed and served 19 months behind bars. He has retired from the gambling business and lives near Tardeo; however, he still does visit the Mahalaxmi Racecourse to bet on his favorite horses.

Terminology

Term Meaning/Explanation
Matka- The word matka is derived from a word for an earthen pot. Such pots were used in the past to draw the numbers.
Single- Any digit between 0 and 9 which involves in betting.[clarification needed]
Jodi/Pair- Any pair of two digits between 00 and 99 involves in matka (e.g. : 52)[clarification needed]
Patti/Panna- A three digit result comes as betting result. All three digit number is patti/panna. Only limited 3 digit numbers are used.[clarification needed]
Open result / close result The outcome of matka betting is divided into two parts. The first part is called open result and the second part close result.
SP/DP/TP SP stands for Single Patti e.g. 123, DP stands for Double Patti e.g. 112, and TP stands for Tripple Patti e.g. 111
Cycle Patti- The last two digit of the patti is called the cycle patti or cp (e.g. if the patti is 128, the cycle patti is 28)
Farak- The Farak is how many difference from close result to open result (e.g.if the jodi/pair is 57, 7-5; the farak is 2; some another: “73” is 13-7 – 6 )
Berij- The Berij is last digit of jodi’s/pair’s sum. (e.g. if pair is 76, berij is 7+6 = 13; last digit is 3; means berij is 3)

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