Is Dawood Ibrahim a celebrity in Pakistan? As a Pakistani citizen, have you ever seen him or heard of his location?
My father and grandfather was friends with Dawood Ibrahim when he used to come to the UAE very frequently for business. Dawood was powerful and corrupt, but no one would ever turn their back to him; you had to call him ‘bai’ to show respect.
Dawood Ibrahim was always a criminal. He cheated the system and controlled the Mumbai underworld of gangsters and D-company which is a criminal syndicate that symbolises the Indian Mafia. He ordered the killing of the manager of T-series, mainly because of business competition. He controlled 75% of the world’s heroin trafficking, but my father and grandfather never worked for him or his drug business. They were only friends that frequently met.
Dawood Ibrahim is too old to do much harm to the world anymore so he lives lonely in a heavily fortified mansion (with bodyguards and servants) in Karachi. Dawood’s wife left him, his son Yaseen got married and never associates himself with his father and his daughter got married to the son of a Pakistani cricket captain.
He is currently suffering kidney and liver problems so he might die in a few years.
He is still the most wanted criminal in India, mainly because of the Mumbai bombings which were in retaliation for anti-Muslim riots which was caused by historical disputes.
EDIT: Wow, 10k views already. Please note that me and my family are not in any way related to the crimes that Dawood committed! Met him. Never helped him.