Haseena Parkar was the younger sister of the most wanted man in India, Dawood Ibrahim. Born 7th of the 12 children, she stood five feet two inches. She was born in Village Mumkam, Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra.
She got married to Ismail Parkar. The couple was happy but not until long. The Arun Gawli gang saw Ismail as a fit target to teach Ibrahim ‘a lesson’. Ismail Parkar was murdered by the Arun Gawli gang in 1991.
After which, Haseena started operating her brother’s business in Mumbai. She was involved in land grabbing, extortion, kidnapping, and murder.
Settling matters involving builders, she used to demand property in return for the favors. Her properties, reportedly, were worth 5000 crores.
No property could be constructed without her approval in the areas in which the D-company operated.
She tried of to involve one of her sons, Danish, in the business, as she needed a helping hand. He is known to have died in a car crash in 2006.
Then started the downfall of the ‘Queen of Nagpada’. In 2007, she was booked in a case of extortion for taking Rs 30 lakh from a real estate agent Vinod Avlani.
However, she did not give in easily. The police chased her for months, and finally when she came in for the hearing, she got a bail. No one heard of her thereafter. It is said that Ibrahim had asked her to stay low.
She died on 6 July 2014 due to cardiac arrest in Habib Hospital. She died while on Roja.
Shraddha Kapoor starrer 2017 film ‘Haseena Parkar’ is based on her life.