Haseena was born the daughter of a havaldar who was attached to the Mumbai Police. She later rose to become the Godmother of Nagpada area in South Mumbai. Known as ‘Aapa’, her name is said to still send shivers down people’s spine. Haseena transformed from a girl who grew up in Nagpada to a mother of four and the Godmother of Nagpada in her four decades of life. Her siblings left Mumbai after the 1993 serial bomb blasts as she rose to become a name to reckon with in South Mumbai. pic/YouTube
She had two sons, Danish and Alishah, and the former was Dawood’s favourite nephew. Danish was very active and it was thought that he would be a great help to Hasina in her dealings, but he passed away in a car accident while returning from Khed in 2006. Alishah, sources said, is comparatively very quiet and did not fit in with the activities of the gang. pic/YouTube
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.
Dawood Ibrahim’s younger sister, Haseena was berated for being Dawood’s sister. The author of the book Dongri to Dubai said, in an interview, that she was very different from what the media portrayed her as. He added that on meeting her she said that it is possible that a number of fake cases had been filed against Dawood.
When she was booked by the Mumbai Crime Branch for extortion, Hasina had told the police and court that she had stopped talking to her brother Dawood after her husband Ibrahim Parkar was gunned down by Arun Gawli’s men in 1991. The truth, police officials say, is almost exactly the opposite. After Dawood retaliated by killing Gawli’s shooters at J J Hospital, Hasina’s rise as the underworld queen began. And, after Dawood fled the country, Hasina started taking care of Dawood’s properties and interests in Mumbai. pic/YouTube
Police officials said she would take cuts from builders for development and redevelopment and almost no building could be constructed from South Mumbai right up to Bandra and Kurla without her assent. She would also settle disputes between parties, and her word was final. They said she was in regular touch with Dawood and must have met him several times during her trips to Dubai and Pakistan. pic/YouTube
Reportedly, Haseena liked houses so much that the home she fancied was merely broken into and occupied. No one dared complain. Involved in almost every business in the area, she got her cut in every underhanded transaction she liked and in return she took care of the people who revered her. She used to control everything from homes under the SRA scheme (Slum redevelopment Authority), fils, hawala rackets, cable connections and extortion.
The sister of the recently arrested Iqbal Kasar, Haseena was also a part of the extortion racket and was arrested for it as well.
Hasina Ibrahim Parkar, passed away in a hospital in the wanted underworld don’s bastion of Dongri in South Mumbai on July 7th 2014. 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.
Shraddha Kapoor will now be playing the part of Haseena Parkar in a movie that will essay the life of the lady gangster. In an interview, Shraddha said that she was very happy essaying the role of the Godmother because she got a chance to eat whatever she wanted. While the movie hit quite a few speed bumps before its release, Haseena Parkar is all set to hit the theatres on Friday.