Bansilal M Jumaani
Bansilal M Jumaani was born in Karachi (now in Pakistan). His family migrated to Bombay during the partition. An erstwhile finance broker Bansilal M Jumaani started dabbling in numerology as a hobby, soon this hobby turned into a passion, he read more than 200 books, a priest at the Sitladevi temple near four bungalows, Andheri (Bombay- India) guided him with various scriptures. Family disputes and the burden of marrying off two daughters ensured that Numerology remained a hobby, for if branded as a “Jyotishi” (Soothsayer) he would have problems in marrying off his daughters. Bansilalji has been a student of Numerology for over 30 years and was quite popular in his friend circle, on who he experimented to perfect his unique method.
The turning point in his career came when he managed to get a message across to a famous filmstar who had been jailed “I told them if they brought up the case for hearing on a particular day, he would be able to walk free. They heeded my advice and the rest is history. A film distributor and friend Farahad Nathani tested him by giving him film titles a few days before the film release and asked him to predict the results, when satisfied he gave the title “Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai” Jumaani added two extra A’s and the rest is history.