Rajkot: Alleged underworld gangster and
former independent MLA Santokben Jadeja, popularly known as
`Godmother`, on Tuesday night died of a heart attack in Porbandar.
She was 65.
She was a legislator from Kutiyana in Porbandar.
"Santokben who complained of chest pain was brought to
our Pankhania hospital in Porbandar, but was declared brought
dead," Dr Vipul Dalsina, who attended to her, said.
Jadeja`s is amongst the famous cases of a lady heading
underworld operations. Her area of operation allegedly had
been in and around the coastal town of Porbandar.
Her period of operation started from 1980s and lasted
for about a decade, until she was made to relocate to Rajkot.
Jadeja was the subject of a Hindi film, Godmother (1999),
where her role was essayed by Shabana Azmi, who who later won the
National Film Award for Best Actress for the film.