It originates from before the era of Indian independence when it was known as Ankada Jugar ("figures gambling").In the 1960s, the system was replaced with other ways of generating random numbers, including pulling slips from a large earthenware pot known as a matka, or dealing playing cards. In the original form of the game, betting would take place on the opening and closing rates of cotton as transmitted to the Bombay Cotton Exchange from the New York Cotton Exchange, via teleprinters.
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Rakesh Dave, a recent entrant to the paparazzi brigade, believes, "You need a sher ka kaleja to survive in this trade.
The hours are long and uncertain, the pay is lousy and the photographers with their own studios and glamour lighting get all the bhaav while we are considered downmarket." He points that most freelance photo-journalists are bachelors ("Which wife would wait for them to return home after a 16-hour working day?
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.