Gulshan is an affluent neighborhood of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It is home to Bangladesh's wealthiest residents, including the billionaire Musa Bin Shamsher. Gulshan was founded as a planned model town in 1961 with its own Pourashabha (municipal corporation), while the neighboring Banani Model Town was founded in 1964. Gulshan Thana was established in 1972.In 1984, Gulshan, along with Mirpur municipality, was absorbed into Dhaka. The area was originally built with the purpose of being solely residential, however, over the years many commercial buildings have been set up. The celebrated scenic view of the area, dominated by the Gulshan Lake, is detoriating. The reason often stated is a lack of urban planning. Availability and use of recreational drugs, including yaba, has become a problem for the area since early 2000s.