Abdul Latif (Raees) Age, Death Cause, Biography, Wife & More


Real NameAbdul Latif
NicknameKing of Gujarat
ProfessionLiquor Smuggler
Biggest RivalsPappu Khan, Hansraj Trivedi
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weightin Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear 1951
Place of BirthKalupur area of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Date of DeathNovember 1997
Place of DeathNaroda Patiya, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Death CausePolice Encounter
Age (as in November 1997)46 Years
Zodiac sign/Sun signNot Known
HometownAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Siblings- 6
HobbiesSpending money on the poor and downtrodden
ControversiesThroughout his life, he remained controversial for his criminal activities, which included smuggling, murder and kidnapping. His name also appeared in the 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts. He was considered a close aid to Dawood Ibrahim.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeNot Known
ChildrenSons- Shaikh Arif Abdul Latif, Mushtaq Sheikh
Daughter- Not Known
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Not Known


Some Lesser Known Facts About Abdul Latif

  • Does Abdul Latif smoke:? Not Known
  • Does Abdul Latif drink alcohol:? Yes
  • He was born in the Kalupur area of Ahmedabad to a poor Muslim family.
  • He struggled to finish his schooling and couldn’t get a decent upbringing.
  • He started selling tobacco at his father’s shop. However, he regularly kept fighting his father for more money.
  • In his twenties, he decided to earn his own way.
  • He entered the world of illicit businesses by joining a bootlegger, Allah Rakha, who ran a gambling den.
  • He left Allah Rakha and became a bootlegger himself.
  • As a bootlegger, he developed contacts with policemen, criminals, smugglers and politicians to flourish his illegal business.
  • Soon he became involved in other crimes like kidnapping, extortion and even murders and in the process, he developed contacts in Pakistan too.
  • In 1985, he joined hands with Alamzeb (a member of Mumbai’s Pathan Gang) to counter Pappu Khan (Latif’s rival). Later on, he killed Alamzeb and established himself the kingpin of Gujarat Underworld.  abdul-latif-and-alamzeb
  • At one point of time in the 80s, he developed a rivalry with Dawood Ibrahim and later became his friend.
  • It is reported that Latif’s gang had exclusively Muslim members only.
  • He became very popular in the poor Muslim community of Ahmedabad as he had developed a Robinhood-type image by helping the poor Muslims and recruiting the unemployed Muslim youths in his gang.
  • While in jail, he won 5 seats in the Ahmedabad Municipal elections.
  • In 1995, he was arrested in Delhi and was put in the Sabarmati Jail.
  • In November 1997, he was killed in the police encounter while allegedly trying to escape.
  • According to the reports he had 97 criminal cases in his lifetime.
  • In 2016, a film- Raees (based on Latif’s life) was made by Rahul Dholakia in which his role was played by Shahrukh Khan.  raees