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Dawood Ibrahim depressed over sole son becoming Maulana


Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 26 (IANS): Absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is reported to be suffering from bouts of depression owing to a family hurdle, which, despite his manpower and gunpower, he is unable to resolve, according to police officials.

The problem apparently is his third child - and only son - Moin Nawaz D. Kaskar, 31, who has turned his back on the "family business" is a devout Muslim who has chosen to become a Maulana, or a cleric-cum-religious teacher.

"Moin is understood to be deadly against his father's illegal activities which have given the entire family a notorious reputation worldwide and made many of them wanted fugitives everywhere," Thane Anti-Extortion Cell head Pradeep Sharma told IANS.

He said this and other nuggets of an internal strife in the family tumbled out in bits and pieces during the ongoing interrogation of Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, Dawood's younger brother, who was nabbed in three extortion cases last September by the Thane AEC.

Iqbal Kaskar has informed the investigators that a deeply worried Dawood is afflicted by bouts of despondency over who would look after and handle his vast underworld empire in the future.

More so, as his other brother Anees Ibrahim Kaskar is now ageing and reportedly not in robust health, other brothers are deceased and no reliable close relatives available to take over the reins of the empire.

"His son is practically estranged from the family and all its businesses since the past few years, but it is not clear if he is on speaking terms with his father," said Sharma, a former "encounter specialist" dreaded by the mafia, with many scalps of dreaded criminals under his belt.

Iqbal Kaskar told the investigators that his nephew Moin is now a respected and qualified Maulana, who is a 'Hafiz-e-Quran', having memorized the entire Holy Quran which comprises 6,236 verses.

Besides, he has discarded the comforts of the family's palatial bungalow in the fashionable Clifton area in the posh Saddar suburb of Karachi and opted to live a mendicant's life in a mosque adjacent to their home.

However, his wife Saniya and their three minor children have not abandoned him and are living with him in the small quarters provided by the mosque management.

Moin's main religious activities comprise teaching Holy Quran and Islamic preachings to young children, leading the call of prayers and congregation of 'namaz' at various occasions and other social-religious responsibilities associated with a cleric.

"Its clear that Moin, who could have inherited his father's vast legal and illegal business empires, ironically, has decided to become a man of God and completely shunned a life of luxury which was at his command," Sharma said.

Earlier, Moin, who is a business management graduate, used to help out his father in some of his line of works, but gradually drifted away to the "divine call of Allah".

A handsome young man, in September 2011, he settled down in life and married a wealthy Karchi businessman's daughter, Saniya Shaikh, who helps out in her family businesses in Pakistan and Britain.

Of Moin's siblings, Mahrukh got married in 2006 to Junaid, the son of Pakistani star cricketer Javed Miandad, and middle sister Mahreen tied the knot with a US-based businessman's son in early 2011.

Earlier, Iqbal Kaskar had revealed that Dawood is in excellent health and living in Karachi under the protective eyes of the Pakistani agencies, dismissing all speculation on his physical well-being that keeps floating occasionally.

The investigators are hopeful that in the coming days, he may reveal more information about the Godfather's family imbroglios and provide clues to the future of his activities.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Man proposes and God disposes

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    I think he has read full version of KURAN and understood its meaning .

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  • leslie, udupi

    Mon, Nov 27 2017

    Flower has bloomed...
    And Don could not stump it under his foot...
    Life is an unpredictable journey...
    So many unpleasant memories...
    More to come in future...
    Tears of helpless do show action....
    Later but not never...

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    This is all game plan by father son duo..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Son is paying for his Father's Sins ...

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  • C.T. Thomas, Nandalike4

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Please clarify if its trying to go the divine route towards Jannat like others in Pak for 'you know what'.

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    He is more dangerous than his father like osama binladin.....

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Moulana can't be trusted.Then how this Dawood breed moulana can be..?All dramas ..he will help terrorists to board bombs and tools in his den to assist terrorists like his father.

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  • vijay, Dubai

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    just misleading people . bjp govt had deal vth dawood. so now different drama started by FEKU ND DAKU. reality mat be different. jai ho

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Like a lotus, he is rising from the mud
    Blooming out of darkness and will
    Radiate into the Muslim world.
    Best wishes to you, Moin Nawaz.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Despite son claiming that Dawood is in Pakistan, the Rock Star fame PM could not bring him to Hindustan…, Deal kya hai….????, is there one more X-mass day love thy neighbor X-Mas diplomacy in the making…???

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    ..MODI let him to die there..if he comes here, there are people who will woke up SC to stop his hanging, there are parties to give him tickets, lawyers like SIBBAL/SINGVI/BHUSHANs ready to defend him..by the way, is this a news!!..'DAWOOD depressed with his son',!!.. hell with these people..

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    And to there are political leaders in power who wouldn't think twice before handing him over to some run of the mill hijackers like they did at Kandahar.

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  • Shakuna, Kinnigoli

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Hiranyakashipu was taught a lesson by none other than his son Prahlada. God gives very beautiful solutions to the problems.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 26 2017

    Hope he won't meet Maulana Hafiz Saeed and get influenced by him. May Allah guide him to be a good human.

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