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|Name of the mother||Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje Hindustan Times|
|Nickname||Nana Business Standard|
|The Famous for||As the ex-right-hand man of Dawood Ibrahim|
|Physical Stats & More|
|The height (approx.||in centimeters– 167 cm
In meters– 1.67m
in feet & inches– 5’ 6”
|Date of Birth||13 January 1959 (Tuesday).|
|Age as of 2023||62 Years|
|Place of Birth||Tilaknagar in Chembur, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India|
|Hometown||Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Amchi Shala Marathi- medium school, Tilak Nagar, Mumbai|
|Higher Education||Klas 11 The Indian Express|
|Caste||Scheduled Caste DNA India|
|Address||Building no. 6, Tilak Nagar, Chembur, East Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Get married|
Daughter(s)– Khushi Nikalje, Ankita Nikalje, Nikita Nikalje
|Parents||FatherSadasiv Saharam Nikalje was a Thane-based worker and an employee of a Thane based pharmaceutical company, according to other sources. The Indian Express
MotherLaxmibai Sadavshiv Nikalje
|Siblings||BrotherDeepak Nikalje (Political; Associated with the Republican Party of India).
Sister(s)– Sunita Chavan, Malini Sakpal
Note: There are two other brothers.
A Few Lesser-Known Facts about Chhota Rajan
- Chhota Rajan was an Indian gangster that mostly operated in Mumbai.
- His right hand was once that of Dawood Ibrahim the fearsome criminal.
- Rajan grew in Chembur in Mumbai, a middle-class family.
- Rajendra used to be a loner during his school years. In his school days, Rajendra was a loner. His quiet nature made him a target of bullying by his classmates. He was bullied by his classmates when one of them, sitting next to him, sprayed ink onto his shirt. Once, he was locked inside the school’s washroom by a few of his classmates.
- Rajan didn’t excel in school and quit his school during class 11.
- To make money, he quit school and started working as a petty worker. Rajan, still in his teens, started to sell black movie tickets outside Shankar Cinemas in Mumbai.
- He was selling tickets when the Mumbai police took him into custody to stop black-marketing.
- The policeman came and took him on, hitting him with a stick. He was then loaded into a van by the police and brought to the jail.
- He was popular with the Mumbai gangs and miscreants.
- When he was freed from prison, Rajan Nair, also known as Bada Rajan, offered him to join the gang.
- Rajan began his career by engaging in small criminal acts. He then became involved with cases like drug trafficking, extortion and smuggling after he joined Bada Rajan.
- Once, Rajendra got into a brawl with Sanjeeva Devadiga’s gang (Bada Rajan’s rival who ran a country-made liquor shop near the Shankar Cinema); Sanjeeva was also involved in the black marketing of movie tickets. Presumably, Devdiga’s men used to keep some tickets for Then, they occupied seats in front of women and harassed them. Many of them harassed and abused women. this It was a significant reason. for There were clashes between both groups. Rajendra was arrested in 1975 under the Misa (Maintenance of Internal Security Act) for one of these fights. The sentence was served. for Two years later, he was a convicted criminal.
- Rajendra took over the Rajan Gang after Abdul Kunju and his brother, Pathan, killed Bada Rajan in front of the court. His gang members soon named him- Chhota Rajan.
- Rajendra set out to find Bada Rajan’s killer in order to exact revenge. for Kunju. Kunju surrendered however to the Crime Branch, 1983 because he was afraid of being hurt by Chhota Rajan.
- In 1984, Rajan traced Kunju at a hospital and attacked him but Kunju survived.
- Rajan was soon at the attention of Dawood Ibrahim who invited him (Chhota Rajan), to his group.
- Rajan joined Dawood’s ranks and captured Kunju in a cricket ground. He was then shot dead.
- Rajan successfully finished many of the assignments that Dawood had given him. Rajan also used to receive protection money called ‘hafta’ from the builders and rich people in Mumbai.
- Dawood sent Rajan from India to finish a project in 1987. Rajan was soon the right hand to Dawood thanks to his honesty and bold nature.
- Dawood’s growing faith in Rajan popped in the eyes of many including Chhota Shakeel, who later formed a team with Sharad Shetty and Sunil Rawat to conspire against Rajan.
- From 1984 to 1993, Chhota Rajan and Dawood Ibrahim together ruled Mumbai’s underworld; they were considered a powerful combination.
- Their friendship ended in 1993 after the Mumbai serial blasts. Rajan and Dawood split.
- Apparently, the grounds on which the duo fell out was the murder of Ibrahim Parkar, husband of Dawood’s sister, Haseena Parkar, by Arun Gawli’s gang. Rajendra was ordered by Dawood to exact revenge for Ibrahim’s death, however, Rajan took it lightly, and got indulged in his everyday tasks. Combining this with Chhota Shakeel’s jealousy, Rajan became an aggressor. for They split.
- Rajan formed his own gang after the split and then the gang warfare between the two groups was normal.
- After noticing Rajan’s growing popularity, Dawood framed a plan to kill him. He sent Chhota Shakeel to assassinate him while Rajan was attending a party in a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Rajan got the details and fled from there before Shakeel reached the location. He enlisted the aid of an Indian Embassy officer and traveled to Kathmandu (Nepal) and Malaysia.
- In retaliation, Chhota Rajan shot dead two of Dawood’s associates, Vinod and Sunil Soans, in Mumbai in 2001. In Dubai, Sharad, Dawood Ibrahim’s chief financial manager, was killed by Chhota Rajan two years later. It was a heavy crime that cost a lot. for Dawood when it was attempted in a location Dawood considered to be his operational backyard. According to reports, Dawood did not fully recover the financial and monetary details of the Sharad-managed crime syndicate operations.
- Following Sharad’s murder, Chhota Rajan moved to Dubai, lived there for For a short time, I then relocated to Australia.
- Rajan hired a gunman in Australia while Rajan was there for Rs. JyotirmoyDey (senior crime reporter) was killed in Mumbai at the cost of Rs. Rajan apparently was unhappy with the portrayal of him as a small-time criminal in the book Dey planned to publish.
- He lived in Australia. for After seven years, they moved to Bali in Indonesia with a fake passport. It bore the name Mohan Kumar.
- Rajan fled Australia and was immediately reported by the Australian police to the Indian authorities. He had travelled from Australia on a false passport. He was captured in Bali by the Indian police, with Interpol’s assistance.
- Rajan cleared immigration. The authorities then asked Rajan his name. Rajan responded, Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje. On realising, he had a fake passport, Rajan soon corrected him and said, “Mohan Kumar.” This sounded unusual to the police and they took him to a separate room to conduct the identification process using his fingerprints. His fingerprints confirmed his identity as Chhota Rajan.
- He was expelled from Bali to India on 6 November 2015.
- A special CBI court in New Delhi sentenced him to seven-years of strict imprisonment in 2017, for a case involving a fake passport.
- The following year, the Maharashtra MCOCA court held him guilty in journalist J. Dey’s murder case and announced life imprisonment to him.
- Rajan currently resides in Tihar Jail at Delhi, where he is being held to life. Rajan is currently being tried in more than 70 murder cases, extortion and drug smuggling cases.
- It was the dreaded gangsters Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, and Vardha Bhai, who inspired Rajan to step into the world of crime.
- Sources claim that Chhota Rajan earned around Rs. 80 lakhs per month in the ’90s. He owned also 122 unidentified hotels and pubs throughout Mumbai.
- The Bollywood film “Vaastav: The Reality” (1999) was loosely based on Chhota Rajan’s life.
- In 2002, Vivek Oberoi‘s character of ‘Chandu’ in the film “Company” also had a resemblance to Rajaan’s life.
- Chhota Rajan was positive in 2023. for COVID-19 was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Medical Sciences (AIIMS), owing to his declining health. He was released from hospital and returned to Tihar Jail a few days later. While rumours claimed he died due to COVID-19 rumors, he was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi.