India’s most wanted man and dreaded gangster Dawood Ibrahim is suffering from gangrene, and his legs may even have to be amputated, claims a News 18 report.

According to doctors treating the gangster, his gangrene is at a highly advanced stage, and hence there is a great risk of him having to lose both his legs.

Dawood Ibrahim. File pic

The report further claimed that an immobile Dawood is being treated at his posh residence in Clifton neighbourhood of Karachi, and is being attended to by doctors from Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, and the Combined Military Hospital, Karachi.

It is being stated that Dawood has been laid low by gangrene due to his high blood pressure and blood sugar.

On the contrary, Dawood's trusted aide Chhota Shakeel told TOI that the gangster is ‘fit’. Terming the reports as rumours to obstruct D-company's business interests, Shakeel was quoted by the paper as saying, “Aapki agencies ke pass galat khabar hai. Ye sab rumours hain. Bhai bilkul fit hain. Sehatmand hain (Your agencies have wrong information. Dawood is perfectly fit).”

Now in his 60s, Dawood is wanted in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts which claimed over 257 lives, and injured more than 700. One of Dawood’s associates, Yakub Memon was hanged in July 2015, while his brother Tiger, also wanted in the case, is still absconding.