• On 25 April 2017, a special CBI Court in New Delhi, awarded him seven years rigorous imprisonment in the fake passport case. [53] Shah ostensibly had links with Dawood Ibrahim and was the mastermind of a racket producing counterfeit Indian currency within Nepal. [55] In 2011, his daughter Mehreen, 24, married Ayub, a Pakistani - American. [54], In 2006, Ibrahim's daughter, Mahrukh Ibrahim, married Junaid Miandad, the son of Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad. After the split, Chhota Rajan formed his own gang, and since then, occasional gang wars between the two have been common. The 2002 film Company is based loosely on D-Company's activities, and its sequel (prequel to events in the movie), the 2005 film D, as well as Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007), the 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbai and 2013 film D-Day. Following the attacks he fled Dubai for Karachi, where he is said to be living to this day. [6][7][8][9][10] Dawood is wanted on the charges of terrorism, murder, extortion, targeted killing, drug trafficking and various other cases. In the following years he further expanded his gang with the help of his second-in-command Chhota Rajan, with his gang having over 5000 members and bringing in tens of crores of rupees in revenue annually in the early 1990s. Pakistan has three addresses", "Pakistan denies Dawood's presence on its soil", "Envoy denies Dawood's presence in Pakistan", "Exclusive: This is where Dawood lives in Karachi. He was named by the Indian government as one of the masterminds in the 1993 Mumbai Attacks. [50] Saleem ‘Kurla’ in April 1998 followed by Mohammad Jindran in June 1998 and Majeed Khan on 1 March 1999 were shot dead. [58], Ibrahim and his syndicate D-Company have been linked to the financing of the Bollywood movie Born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy, in 1924, and immigrated to Montreal in 1954 with his wife, son and daughter. Mumbai: Gangster Ejaz Lakdawala has told Mumbai Police that close aides of Chhota Rajan had planned to kill fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in 1998, but the operation failed. “Chhota Rajan, with the blessings of the Indian intelligence agencies, tried eliminating Dawood after the death of his daughter Maria. In it, three addresses of Dawood Ibrahim were listed "White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton" in Karachi, Pakistan; in addition to "House Nu 37 - 30th Street - defence, Housing Authority, Karachi" and "Palatial bungalow in the hilly area of Noorabad in Karachi". As per Jethmalani, their refusal to allow Dawood's return was due to their fears that he would expose their secrets. He later split from the gang and created his own gang with his elder brother Shabir Ibrahim Kaskar in the late 1970s. 6 in the same area. Occasional fights between the boys of Bada Rajan and Devadiga were a new normal in the area. [19] In 2006, the government of India handed over to Pakistan, a list of 38 most wanted criminals including Ibrahim. The Inter-Services Intelligence and Dawood appear under a lot of pressure"[30] [16] The source further said that Dawood Ibrahim was supposed to come to a 'dargah' (shrine) after his daughter Maria's death in Karachi. Posing as a Pizza delivery man, Chhota Shakeel gunned down Rajan’s aide Rohit Varma and his wife. It is reported that selective police action against the Ibrahim crime syndicate during the Shiv Sena administration and its subsequent decline through encounter killings helped strengthen Chhota Rajan's position in the underworld. Chhota Rajan aka Chota Rajan is a Indian Gangster.Chhota Rajan was born on Not Known at Chembur, Mumbai.Chhota Rajan hails from Chembur, Mumbai and belongs to Hinduism religion. Indian sources add that "Inter-Services Intelligence appeared extremely wary of the new Indo-US cooperation to fight terrorism. In the 1980s, he used to sell movie tickets in black at a local cinema hall named Sahakar Cinema. He was then chiefly involved in gold smuggling, real estate, extortion and drug trafficking. A team, comprising Vicky Malhotra, Farid Tanasha, Balu Dokre, Lakdawala, Vinod Matkar, Sanjay Ghate and Baba Reddy, went to Karachi in 1998 to kill him, but the operation failed. Ibrahim was linked to the financing of increasing attacks in Gujarat by Lashkar-e-Taiba. [26][27][28][29] India says he has shifted to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. It was a big blow to Dawood, as it was Sharad who had commanded his finances. With many youngsters in Tilak Nagar joining the Rajans, parents started keeping a watch on their boys. According to sources, the prime reason behind the rift between Chhota Rajan and Dawood was the murder of Ibrahim Parkar (husband of Dawood’s sister. After the murder of Bada Rajan, Chhota Rajan was rattled and it was during this period that he enhanced his criminal activity. Rajan started his criminal career by committing petty crimes in Chembur. In 2008, he parted ways with Rajan and started operating independently, as per the PTI report. [3][4], He has been previously reported[when?] The Shiv Sena, which ruled Maharashtra in a coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 1994 to 1999, is speculated to have sympathized with Chhota Rajan. Kanpur (UP) Dec 29 (PTI) The Kanpur postal department has ordered an inquiry after stamps featuring underworld don Chhota Rajan and slain gangster Munna Bajrangi were issued by the main post office in the city, officials said on Tuesday. [52], In February 2010, alleged Chhota Rajan associates gunned down Nepali media baron Jamim Shah point blank in broad daylight as he was driving to his residence on a public road. 5 in Tilak Nagar, while Rajan lived in Building No. In the mid-1980s, he became a contract-killer and carved a niche for himself in Mumbai’s criminal world, and from here onwards, people would call him- Chhota Rajan. Chhota Rajan, who was Dawood's one of the closest aides in the early days, turned into arch enemies. Chhota Rajan arrested: From Dawood Ibrahim’s No. [42][43][44][45][46] The claims were further established in August 2015, when a phone call made to his home by an Indian television channel, Times Now, was answered by his wife, who confirmed his presence at their home in Karachi. The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was believed to be behind the attempted assassination of Chhota Rajan. [56] His son Moin married Saniya, daughter of a London-based businessman on 25 September 2011. Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje (born 5 December 1959), popularly known by his moniker Chhota Rajan, is an Indian criminal and mobster who served as the boss of a major crime syndicate based in Mumbai. The film Haseena Parkar (2017) is a biographical crime film based on his sister, Haseena Parkar. [51] The Shiv Sena laid bare its affection for Chhota Rajan in an editorial in the Saamna newspaper, its mouthpiece, edited by Bal Thackeray. Rifts became wider after the demolition of Babri Masjid and the subsequent serial bomb blasts in Mumbai by Dawood. The United States Department of the Treasury designated Ibrahim as a terrorist as part of its international sanctions program, effectively forbidding US financial entities from working with him and seizing assets believed to be under his control. He is also believed to have had contacts with al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden. [31][33][34][35], According to claims of Indian news media Times Now on 22 August 2015, Dawood was in Karachi, Pakistan. The 2018 video game Hitman 2 features a Mumbai crime lord active in the movie industry called "Dawood Rangan" as a target, presumably as a reference to Ibrahim himself. Dawood Ibrahim-Wikipedia. [15] His father, Ibrahim Kaskar, worked as a head constable with the Mumbai Police and his mother, Amina Bi, was a homemaker. A number of Bollywood studios and films were financed by D-Company in the 1980s and 1990s. ", "Pakistan's Dawood lie nailed! Twelve stamps each of Rajan and Bajrangi were printed under the 'My Stamp' scheme, which was launched by the department a few years back, an … Thereafter, he was lodged in Tihar Jail, awaiting trial in more than 70 cases. Bada Rajan’s another rival, Abdul Kunju, hired a shooter named Chandrashekar Safalika to kill Bada Rajan, and in 1983, Bada Rajan was shot dead by Safalika. Gangster Chhota Rajan gets 12 armed police for his morning walk after death threats from rival Chhota Shakeel. In September 2000, Dawood tracked Chhota Rajan in a hotel in Bangkok and appointed Chhota Shakeel to kill him. D-Company is also known for extortion and threats targeted towards Bollywood producers and celebrities, and was involved in the murders of Bollywood producers Javed Siddique and Gulshan Kumar.[59]. His anti-Indian criminal activities had rankled the Indian government for more than a decade and half prior. Chhota Rajan is believed to have assisted intelligence agencies in getting a low down on the activities of the D-Company and its members by using his intimate knowledge of the criminal and its operations from his experience. In 1989, Rajan also escaped to Dubai and eventually rose to become the right hand of Dawood Ibrahim. After the 1993 Bombay bombings, Chhota Rajan and Dawood Ibrahim fell out. After Shabir was killed by the rival Pathan gang, he became the sole boss of his gang, known as the D-Company. A team led by Chhota Shakeel raided the hotel. The Shiv Sena laid bare its affection for Chhota Rajan in an editorial in the Saamna newspaper, its mouthpiece, edited by Bal Thackeray. In the late eighties, a rivalry ensued between the Arun Gawli – Dawood gang, which ultimately took the form of a gang war. Dawood started his career in crime by engaging in fraud, robbery and petty crimes in his early teens and later joined the gang of Baashu Dada, a local don. 1:18. Chhota Rajan tied the knot with his neighbour, Sujata, who lived in Building No. Rajendra S Nikhalje, popularly known as Chhota Rajan, has also been convicted for the murder of journalist J. Dey in 2011. According to said media corporation, they had conversation with a woman in Karachi on August 22, 2015. NDTV 341,629 views. His location has been frequently traced to Karachi, Pakistan, a claim which the Pakistani authorities have frequently denied. Chhota Rajan claims 'some Mumbai cops' linked to Dawood Ibrahim - Duration: 1:18. His mentor, Bada Rajan, introduced him to black marketing of movie tickets. A source in the Crime Branch said some close aides of Chhota Rajan along with Indian agencies planned to eliminate Dawood Ibrahim in Karachi in 1998. By Shashank Shekhar. However, Rajan successfully escaped through the hotel’s roof and fire-escape. While living in Tilak Nagar, a big colony for the low-income group near Chembur, Mumbai, Rajan started as a petty black marketeer of cinema tickets at Sahakar Cinema. On 19 January 2003, at the India Club in Dubai, Chhota Rajan also killed Sharad, Dawood’s chief finance manager, and money-laundering agent. Besides, Chhota Rajan, he is also known as “Nana,” a name given by the Gujarati Builders. Mumbai, February 24 Gangster Ejaz Lakdawala has told the Mumbai Police that close aides of Chhota Rajan had planned to kill fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in 1998, but the operation failed. The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was believed to be behind the attempted assassination of Chhota Rajan. Chhota Rajan, the gangster wanted for several murders in India, was caught soon after he arrived at the resort island of Bali in Indonesia at around 10 am on Sunday. Transcripts of conversations which were published on the news agency's website, in one conversation she said that she is Dawood's wife and "he is sleeping", while in the second conversation she said that there was no one by that name known to her. Chhota Rajan's close aides betrayed him and his cook tipped off D-company about his whereabouts, leading to an attack on him in a Sydney café in July. Chhota Rajan Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More. The Department of Treasury keeps a fact sheet on Ibrahim which contains reports of his syndicate having smuggling routes from South Asia, the Middle-East and Africa shared with and used by terrorist organization al-Qaeda. 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