10. Paan Singh Tomar
Paan Singh Tomar was a Indian Soldier, an athlete and was a rebel known to had won national level steeple chase championship for 7 times and had represented India in Asian Games.It was during the time in the Indian army he knew his talent in running.However Tomar had a pre-mature retirement from the Indian Army.After returning to his village Bhidosa,Madhya Pradesh he faced a land dispute with Babu Singh who was head of 250 member family and rich lord in the area then. The Dispute got worser when Tomar's mom aged 95 was attacked by Babu Singh this when Tomar shot Babu Singh and became dacoit.It was also know that 10000 Rs was tagged for his head.Tomar was later killed by law enforcement agents in 12 hour shoot-out.A movie was made in his name in 2012.
9. Daku Man Singh
Daku Man Singh which means "Dacoit" Man Singh, his also popularly known as Thakur Man Singh since he belonged to Rajput family was a notorious dacoit in Chambal Region. It was known that between 1939 and 1955 he 1112 armed robbery and had killed 185 people which included 32 police officers in that region. He was shot dead by Gurkha soldiers in 1955.He has image of Robin-hood in the region than that of the Dacoit.
Shiv Kumar Patel infamously known as "Dadua" was a dacoit raiding the forest regions of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.Dadua rised in power with the first instance of murdering a man for avenging his father's dead. Later after his release from prison he joined in the Gang of Seetharam in 1959 and rose in power Raja Rogoli. Dadua later become a head of 500 member gang and had influence extended to 10 assembly segments. He was shot dead with his gang members in a shot out with Indian police force.
7. Manya Survr
Manya Survr was a urban daciot of Mumbai,Survr in his early age was a college student who was doing Bachelor of Arts in Kirti College.He lived with his mother and step father in Mumbai.Survr had an elder brother(Bhargav Dada) who was gangster in Agra Bazaar.Survr was involved in murdering of member of other gang along with his brother and was sentenced for 25 years of imprisonment. After serving for 9 years Survr escaped the prison and returned to Mumbai.On return Survr formed his gang with his most trusted men. Survr involved in armed robberies and famous robbery was the Trombay Canara bank. Survr sometimes followed is robbery plot from James Hadley Chase novel which he used to read when he was is prison. Due to his successful heists and robberies his gang was under the heat and police force was in pressure to terminate the gang. And 11 Jan 1982 Survr was shot in a Shoot-out in Wadala.
6. Seema Parihar
Seema Parihar is a former Bandit queen only living bandit of recent times and now the member of Sanajwadi party. Seema born in poor Thakur family was kidnapped by dacoit of the region, where was raised to be dacoit,Parihar became gang leader and have been raiding the regions of Bihand jungles and Chambal river. She killed 70 people, kidnapped 200 people and looted 30 houses. In June 2000 she surrendered to Uttar Pradesh police. In Aug 2001 she had received offers from political parties. In 2010 she participated in Big Boss season 4.In 2011 she was appointed as women's wing of National Corruption eradication Council.
5. Nirbhay Singh Gujjar
Nirbhay Singh Gujjar was one most wanted dacoit of Chambal region. He made his way up from a petty thief to a dacoit. He had everything from booze to women and that's not all he had AK47, Bullet proof vest, Night vision binoculars at his disposal. Infact he was head of 70 member gang. He had a price tag of 2.5 lakhs ($5250) in his head and was shot dead by police force in September 2005.
4. Sultan Daku
Sultan Daku is the dacoit of British India and won the hearts of Bijnore people by rebelling against Capitalism and feudalism in society. He stole the riches from the Kings and lords of the region to help the poor and needy. Sultan Daku was hanged by Nijibabad secretly out of fear of rebels and protest.
3. Jambulinga Nada
Jambulinga was a famous outlaw of Madras presidency in 20th century know to be the head of 30 member gang. They usually raid people travelling along the forest the highways of Travancore-Madras Presidency. Nada used to ambush the travelers, relieving them of their valuables and loose the bullocks. Due to faster growing notoriety brought the attention of the Law in mid-1920 and there were joint patrols in forest regions of Aramboly to put an end to this ambush. However in 1927 Jambulingam was caught in one of raid and was shot dead in his act of escape.
Veerappan mostly famously now as Sandalwood Smuggler Veerappan was a dacoit in the forest regions of TamilNadu,Kerala and Karanataka. He was believed to be the leader of army which runs to hundreds. Infact he had highest price money on his head 50 lakhs ($790,000).He had killed 189 people which mostly included police officers and forest officers, in poaching he had generated an income of 22 million USD and he had various charges against him which included poaching, smuggling ,murders and kidnapping. One of famous kidnap was renowned Kannada actor Raj Kumar and H.Nagappa Former minister of. Despite the heat he created due to his criminal’s activity he evaded from law for 20 years and was finally shot dead by Tamil Nadu Special Task Force in 2004.
1. Phoolan Devi
Phoolan Devi mostly famously known as "The Bandit Queen" was born in boatmen class in small village of Jalaun District, Uttar Pradesh. At 18,Devi was gang raped by High caste bandits and because of this incident she became a gang leader on her own rights and sought revenge. In 1981 she returned to village where she was rapped rounded up the rapist along with 22 Thakur caste villagers and executed them which was later famously portrayed as "The Behmai massacre”. Devi was charged with 48 crimes including murder, plunder, arson and kidnapping for ransom. Devi and her gang survived for 2 years later they surrender to police in 1983.Devi was denied for trails for 11 years and state government ultimately removed all the charges against her and released her on 1994.She then joined in Samajwadi party and ran for election for Member of parliament and won in 13th Lok Sabha. On 2001 Devi was assassinated outside her New Delhi Home by 2 upper caste men.