Baby Patankar helmed the infamous drug syndicate that popularised Mephedrone (commonly known as Meow Meow) in the streets of Mumbai. Once again, she has come under the scrutiny of Mumbai police for duping a SoBo businessman in a gold scam
Born in 1963, Shashikala Patankar grew up in a modest Mazgaonkar family at Worli Koliwada. File/Pic
- Baby had established an extensive distribution network to control the illicit drug trade
- Police asserts that Patankar possessed 22 properties in both Mumbai and Pune
- Along with fixed deposits amounting to Rs 1.2 crore
Many Mumbaikars know Shashikala Ramesh Patankar by her nickname ‘Baby.’ Hailing from the 8x8 shanty in Worli’s Siddharth Nagar, Baby ran a drug syndicate to infiltrate Mumbai’s streets with the highly addictive, psychoactive stimulant: ‘Meow Meow’. Although she was arrested many times, her drug empire finally came to an end in 2015. Despite several legal cases, she managed to escape the bars.