Kashmira Bulsara is not as well known as her famous brother, Fredrick Mercury. Mercury shook the stage and held his audience captive with his strong music. Even years after his death, his legend thrives. He is celebrated as a cultural icon across the world.
Her relationship with him has added to her popularity among music lovers and fans of Freddie. At the turn of the century, his concerts and lifestyle attracted the curious and added to the unanswered questions in the hearts of many.
Who Is Kashmira Bulsara?
Kashmira is the younger sister of Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury. They shared most of their lives together. Even when he became famous it did not stop them from being very close siblings.
She was born in 1952 making her six years younger than Freddie who was born in 1946. They were both born in Zanzibar in modern-day Tanzania to Parsi-Indian parents working for the British government. At the time of their birth, their father was working as a cashier for the British government in Zanzibar.
Her Relationship To Freddie Mercury And Other Siblings
Kashmira and her brother grew up close as siblings despite the many years’ gap between them. Even in the death, Kashmira tells stories about her big brother in an admiring tone. She defends his memory when controversies come up.
Even after Kashmira got married and lived in Nottingham, Freddie always made time for her and her family.
Despite their close relationship, Freddie never disclosed his sexual orientation to her or any members of his family. Even in interviews, he never gave direct answers to being gay or not.
Interesting Facts About Kashmira Bulsara
1. Kashmira Bulsara Inherited Part Of Her Brother’s Wealth
To call Kashmira a millionaire is not out of place. She inherited a large portion of her brother’s estate after he passed on. Even in death, Freddie finds a way of looking after his little sister. His will specified who got what from his estate, it was not hard to give the beneficiaries.
Half of his estate was given to his ex-girlfriend, Mary Austin, and the rest to members of his family, and other beneficiaries.
She received $25 million from the 2018 film, Bohemian Rhapsody. The film depicted the life of her brother and his surviving relative, she got the benefits.
Through careful financial planning, Kashmira is making more money for herself. She made some money from the sale of her London Penthouse. The asking price for the three-bedroom flat was $6.24 million.
2. She Was Once Married To Cooke
Kashmira had a close relationship with her brother but another man, Roger Cooke took her heart. Her marriage to Cooke happened the same year that Queen signed their first production deal with Trident productions. Her husband is a record producer, songwriter, and singer. Their marriage produced two children. The marriage ended in a divorce.
3. Her Brother Died At The Height Of Fame
At the height of fame, Freddie did not stop till he took his last breath. He was diagnosed of having Aids but he didn’t reveal the information till days before his death.
His last words were pee-pee as he wanted assistance to get up. He went into a coma he never returned from on November 24, 1991.
4. Kashmira Bulsara Brother Was A Lover Of Clothes
Fred Mercury had a style that set him apart from other musicians of his time. Not to be daunted, some of his styles left nothing to the imagination. Part of his clothes includes women’s clothing. Interestingly when a musical film was made about the Queen band, their clothes stood out and the costume designers borrowed some real clothes from Brian May.
Despite his love of clothes, his family burnt his clothes according to their religious belief. His famous yellow jacket survived and was auctioned for $36 000 in 2004.
To complement his iconic fashion, Freddie had a great taste for jewelry.
5. Kashmira Bulsara And Her Parents Fled Zanzibar
Having left their home in India to Zanzibar, the Bulsara’s invested in their family with the thoughts of a long life. This was cut short when they were forced to leave Zanzibar in 1964.
The Zanzibar revolution targeted foreigners and being foreigners themselves the Bulsara’s migrated to the UK for safety. As it turned out, their life dreams of success especially for Freddie took off in their new home.
They first moved to Gladstone avenue in West London.
6. No One Knows Where Freddie Mercury Is Buried
The exact location of Freddie Mercury’s grave is not known to this day. Curious fans speculate his resting place to be at Lake Geneva where his lifelong friend, may have scattered his ash. He loved the spot in his lifetime and after he died, his statue was unveiled there.
His last wish was for Mary to take care of his remains. No one knows where she buried it and we can only assume. A plaque was discovered with his name at Kensal Green Cemetery but Mary denies it. She claims the secret will go to her grave with her.
7. Kashmira Bulsara Is The Only Surviving Member of The Bulsara Family
The Bulsara family gave the gift of Mercury to the world and shared him with every other fan. After he died, the family became popular than they were at the time of his death.
After Freddie died, his parents moved away from London to Nottingham. Their move was to be close to Kashmira and her family.
Bomi Bulsara died in 2003 leaving Kashmira and her mother. Her father was 95 years old at the time of his death. 13 years later in 2016, Jer, her mother also passed away at the age of 94 years old.