While Shah Rukh Khan starrer Jawan is winning the hearts of fans in theaters, Amazon Prime Video's new crime-thriller Bambai Meri Jaan has brought the audience back into the world of OTT. Bambai Meri Jaan was released on Amazon Prime Video on September 14, 2023, and ever since then, the crime-thriller series has been buzzing among fans on social media. Apart from its grappling storyline, Bambai Meri Jaan has a stellar starcast that features Kay Kay Menon, Kritika Kamra, Avinash Tiwary, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Nawab Shah and more in the leading roles. While Avinash Tiwary portrays the character of Dara Kadri who went on to become India's biggest under don, Kritika Kamra plays the character of Habiba Kadri who is the younger sister of Dara. On the other hand, Kay Kay Menon plays the character of Ismail Kadri who was an honest Mumbai Police officer forced to join hands with Haji Mastan gang and ultimately serve the underworld. While the makers have pointed out that the series is fictional. but it can said that Bambai Meri Jaan is a true story based on the book, 'Dongri to Dubai' by investigative journalist Hussain Zaidi which is ultimately is the chronicle of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, D Company founder & India's most-wanted terrorist.

Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that you have already watched Bambai Meri Jaan on Amazon Prime Video and have multiple questions related to Dara Kadri's sister Habiba Kadri who takes over the D-Company in Mumbai after her brothers flee to Dubai. It is said that Dara Kadri's character is based on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Habiba Kadri's character is based on Haseena Parkar. To know more about Bambai Meri Jaan's True Story or 'real life' Habiba Kadri, continue reading below-

Who is 'real-life' Habiba Kadri?

As mentioned above, Habiba Kadri's character is based on Haseena Parkar, who was the younger sister of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. As shown in the series. it was Haseena who controlled organized crime or D-Company when Dawood Ibrahim had to flee to Dubai from Dongri, Mumbai (then Bombay). After Dawood fled to Dubai. Haseena informed the Mumbai police and courts that she was not in touch with her brother Dawood Ibrahim but soon took over the Mumbai business for him. She reportedly held Rs. 5000 crores of undeclared assets in her name.

Haseena became active in handling D-Company for Dawood in Mumbai after her husband Ibrahim Parkar was shot down in 1991 by Arun Gawli and his gang. The infamous JJ Hospital shootout was executed by Dawood Ibrahim to avenge the death of his dead brother-in-law. As per a Bombay media daily report, after the death of her husband, Haseena shifted to her new den, the Gordon Hall Apartments in Nagpada from where she led the crime syndicate. She liked the house so much that it was merely broken into and occupied and no one even dared to complain.

Haseena's influence on organized crime can be understood by the fact that she used to be contacted by builders to help them get “permission” from slum dwellers to redevelop their plots under SRA schemes. Parkar also negotiated overseas rights for Bollywood movies, especially films to be released in Central Russia and the Gulf countries.

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Haseena had 88 cases to her name, however, she has appeared before the court only once. She died on July 6, 2014, after suffering a heart attack, at the age of 55. While season 1 of Bambai Meri Jaan is over, season 2 might be a possibility and the makers may showcase the rise of Habiba Kadri in Bambai Meri Jaan Season 2.

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