We know that gvim -p can be used to open multiple files together in different tabs in gvim. However if you want to open a file in a new tab in the existing gvim session "gvim -p" wont do any good. For that we can use client server concept available in gvim. Add the following line in "~/.bashrc" file and you are good to go!
Now you can simply give gvim [file(s)] to open in new tab in the existing gvim session!