The Story Of Haunted Mukesh Mills | Colaba | Mumbai | India

By Sourav Ghosh - August 17, 2018

Mumbai, the city that lives in the eyes of camera, snapping its busiest time to beautiful architectures and crowded lanes. But in the vicinity of this living city, there are few dead places that are remembered only for their deserted condition or for some sinister pasts, and the Mukesh Textile Mills standing on its deplorable history is undoubtedly one of them.


For decades, the Mukesh Mills has earned enough fame to be considered as one of the most famous haunted places in India. The structure looks just as creepy as a dreadful ghostly appearance needs to be.

Mukesh Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd. was established in 1870s, by Muljibhai Madhvani, who was the owner of East African Hardware Ltd. – conflicting information has it that The British East India Company had set up these mills. Mukesh Textile Mills was the only mill in South Bombay (Mumbai) at that time, and it was built on the Arabian Sea shore of Colaba. Therefore, it had a large private dock where the boats used to come unloading the bales of cotton and loading yards of finished cloth.

However, this 10 acres of property was later renovated in 1975, but unfortunately went out of business within some years. It was the year of 1982, when a disastrous fire forced to shut down these mills forever, but the cause of the fire remains unexplained. Since then, they have been abandoned and untouched until a few years ago, when the film industry took interest in this eerie looking asset and started using it for shooting horror movies. Eventually, the cast and crew of these movies began to witness various paranormal activities while working within this area, and the Mukesh Mills comes in front of the big cameras to tell its own legend.

Nowadays, it is heard that many actors, actresses and directors avoid shooting at the Mukesh Mills. Several unusual events such as shadowy figure, disembodied footsteps, strange sounds, feeling of being watched are said to be often occurred within this mills area.

One of the most famous incidents took place when a film actress was shooting at one of these mills and warned the crew members to leave the place immediately in a manly voice. She was believe to be possessed by an angry spirit, as a result, all the cast crew members packed up for that day and fled as soon as they could to never come back again at the mills.

It is said that the Mukesh Mills is extremely haunted by a restless spirit of a man who always roams this deserted area. Many even believe the ghost of the Mukesh Mills was once a mill worker who died in a tragic accident while working at one of those mills.

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