New Delhi: India's most wanted person and 1993 Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim is all set to celebrate his 60th birthday in Pakistan on Saturday and, as per reports, announce his retirement from D-company.
If reports are to be believed, Dawood, a designated terrorist, will today bid adieu to the underworld and appoint his closest confidante Chhota Shakeel as his successor to head the D-company.
However, some media reports indcate that the mafia kingpin will hand over the reins of the organised crime syndicate to his younger brother Anees Ibrahim and Shakeel.
The underworld don's birthday celebrations are expected to be organsied on a grand scale in Pakistan's Lahore.
Relatives of Dawood from Dubai have already flown to Lahore to attend the function, which is also to be attended by his business associates from Kenya and Nairobi.
Dawood Ibrahim is believed to be currently residing on the Clifton Road in Karachi.
Notably, CEO of Dawn Media Group based in Karachi said that Dawood does not live in Pakistan though he reportedly visits the country often.
"As far as I know, Dawood Ibrahim is not a resident of Pakistan. I am told he visits Pakistan regularly. I am told he spends time in Dubai and South Africa," Hameed Haroon, CEO of Dawn Media Group, said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has repeatedly maintained that government will leave no stone unturned to bring back Dawood, believed to be hiding in Pakistan with the patronage of ISI.
Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit recently asserted that his country was not hiding fugitive underworld don.