Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s younger sister Haseena Parkar died after a heart attack in South Mumbai’s Habib hospital on Sunday evening.

“She died of a cardiac arrest. The family is yet to take a call on when to bury her,” additional commissioner of police, Krishna Prakash told The Hindu.

“The news was confirmed by Iqbal Kaskar (Dawood’s brother) to Chota Shakeel (Dawood’s lieutenant) who in turn broke the news to Dawood Ibrahim,” a senior Maharashtra police officer said. The Pakistan-based gangster himself has been unwell for a long time.

Ms. Parkar was the gangster’s key contact person in Mumbai for managing his extortion business.

“If Dawood wanted any information on anyone, she was asked to gather it. She herself used to run a small extortion racket in Nagpada telling local builders and businessman that she was the don’s sister,” Mr. Prakash said.

In 2008, she was booked in an alleged extortion case.

Ms. Parkar is survived by a son and two daughters.

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