India’s most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is reported to be suffering from depression as his 31-year-old son Moin Nawaz D Kaskar has started following Islamic teachings that prohibits him from illegal activities.
According to reliable sources, Moin, the third child and only son of don, has completely turned his back on the "family business" and has become a devout Muslim, who follows Islamic principles.
"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 said.
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 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.
"It’s clear that Moin, who could have inherited his father's vast legal and illegal business empires, has decided to become a man of Islam 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.
Dawood Ibrahim depressed after his only son becomes a devout Muslim, opposes illegal activities