Dawood Ibrahim’s younger sister, Hasina Ibrahim Parkar, passed away in a hospital in the wanted underworld don’s bastion of Dongri in South Mumbai yesterday. The police said that 51-year-old Hasina, also known as Hasina Aapa (elder sister) and the underworld queen, died of a massive heart attack.

Hasina Parkar ruled from this luxurious first-floor flat opposite Nagpada Police Station
Hasina Parkar ruled from this luxurious first-floor flat opposite Nagpada Police Station

Hasina used to stay with her son Alishah and a 21-year-old-daughter in Nagpada’s, Gordon House building, opposite the local police station. She had combined two flats in the building’s first floor into a luxurious residence.

“Parkar started feeling uneasy around 2.30 pm on Sunday afternoon and was rushed to Habib Hospital in Dongri, where she was declared dead around 3.15 pm,” said Additional Commissioner of Police (South Region) Krushna Prakash.

Dawood Ibrahim’s younger sister, Hasina Parkar, suffered a heart attack and passed away in a hospital in Dongri.
Dawood Ibrahim’s younger sister, Hasina Parkar, suffered a heart attack and passed away in a hospital in Dongri. File pic

Around 150 people gathered in Nagpada to make preparations for the funeral once the news spread, and more guests and relatives were expected to arrive from the Khed area of Konkan, where Dawood hails from.

“She has died in a very good month the holy month of Ramzan. We are waiting for her relatives. We will have iftar and offer regular prayers in mosques and then take her body for burial to the Bada Kabaristan area in Marine Lines around 11 pm,” said a female relative.

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There were more police officers deployed at Gordon House building in the evening than there were mourners. Police officers from the Crime Branch, local police stations, anti-terrorism squad and even officials from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) were reportedly in the area.

“We have come to collect information about the people who are still in touch with India’s most wanted gangster. Those who are in his good books will surely either come to the funeral or send some message, and our eyes are on them,” said a Crime Branch officer.

Police officers, however, said they did not expect Dawood or Chhota Shakeel to come to India. “It is not possible for them to even think of entering India. Phone calls from Pakistan are being tapped and we will get all the information we need about Dawood’s movements. Since the time the BJP-led Modi government came in power at the Centre, Dawood and his D-Company have been quiet,” said the officer.

“Hasina and her children did not trouble neighbours at all. She used to go out regularly in her white Toyota Fortuner, and a Toyota Qualis before that, but never troubled anyone. She would greet people when she saw them,” said Vilas Torane, who stays in the same building.