Riyaz Bhati Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 53 Years
Hometown: Mumbai
Wife: Rehnuma Bhati

Riyaz Bhati

Full nameRiyaz Siraj Bhati [1]The Times of India
Profession(s) Gangster, Builder
Known ForBeing a suspected aide of the gangster Dawood Ibrahim
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Positions HeldSince February 2017: Director of Indian Sports Academy Pvt Ltd
• Member of Marketing Committee at Mumbai Cricket Association
Since August 2015: Vice President of Gymnastic Federation of India
Riyaz Bhati at a meeting of GFI
• National Co-ordinator for all India Mixed Martial Arts Association
• South Asian Development Officer of International School Sport Federation
Since 2012: Founder of Kinder Sports Academy
2012: Partner at Wilson Media and Hospitality LLP
2000-2007: Director of Lashkara Channel
1999-2002: Promoter at Sneha Construction
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 February 1968 (Monday)
Age (as of 2021) 53 Years
Zodiac signAquarius
College/UniversityShaboo Siddiq College, Mumbai (1983-1986)
Educational QualificationDiploma in Civil Engineering [2]LinkedIn - Riyaz
HobbiesPhotography, Interest in Sports
ControversiesCharged in land grab case: He was booked in 2009 in a Malad land grab case in 2006 and was charged with MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) [3]The Times of India

Accused in extortion cases: Riyaz has been accused in many extortion cases and in two cases of firing and threats at Khandala in 2007 and 2008. [4]India Today

Arrested for forging passports: In 2013, he was caught with a fake passport. Riyaz was arrested in October 2015 and again in February 2020 for attempting to fly with fake passports and violating his bail regulations.[5]India Today

Arrested for fabricating the documents: Bhati was arrested in July 2019 for forging the documents and signatures of Wilson College trustees to get honorary membership of a club of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) [6]Business Standard

Accused in Param Bir Singh extortion case: Riyaz was one of the accused in the 2021 extortion case of former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. [7]India Today

Rape allegations by his wife: On 24 September 2021, Riyaz's wife, Rehnuma Bhati, accused him of coercing her into having sex with his business associates, sportspersons, and politicians, and also of forcing her into prostitution for over 15 years. [8]The PrintHe was also accused of alleged marital rape by Rehnuma. [9]SheThePeople
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseRehnuma Bhati
Riyaz Bhati's wife, Rehnuma Bhati
• Abdullha Bhati
• Ibrahim Bhati
Riyaz Bhati with his sons
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Siraj Bhati
SiblingsBrother- He has a brother.
Riyaz Bhati

Some Lesser Known Facts About Riyaz Bhati

  • Riyaz Bhati is an Indian builder and a gangster with suspected close ties to fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Bhati is the Managing Director of Indian Sports Academy Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, since February 2017, and he also heads the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and Indian Sports Academy (ISA). He is also the owner of a construction company in Mumbai named “S A Bhati and Sons.” [10]LinkedIn – Riyaz
  • The gangster is a sports fanatic, and he said in his blog, [11]Riyaz – official website

    My dream to see a sporting India is enlivened every time I see an impeccable performance in gully cricket or a faultless goal in school playground by young and ignorant kids.. There are capable sports stars in every nook and corner of India, waiting for a lead in the world of sports and Indian sports Academy is that lead.”

  • Riyaz is listed among the “most wanted underworld names in India.” [12]SheThePeople
  • In 2009, Bhati was booked for the Malad land grab case of 2006, and in the following year, Riyaz was charged with the stringent MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) along with Chhota Shakeel and others for forcing a builder to exit a redevelopment project in Andheri. [13]India Today [14]The Times of India
  • The gangster has also been booked in multiple cases of extortion, land grab, cheating, forgery and firing. Many cases of extortion have also been registered against him at Juhu and Amboli police stations in Mumbai. He is also accused in two cases of firing and threats at Khandala in 2007 and 2008. Since 2007, a look-out notice has been issued against Riyaz for multiple offences. [15]India Today
  • Riyaz has been twice accused of forging passports – in October 2015 and in February 2020. On 28 October 2015, he was arrested while trying to escape to South Africa, and he remained in police custody for five days after which he was sent to judicial custody. Riyaz was granted bail on 3 November 2015. [16]The Indian Express In 2020, Bhati was again arrested in violation of court orders on his bail after he was caught at the Mumbai international airport for attempting to flee the country to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), using a fake passport. In 2013, he was caught again with a fake passport. [17]India Today According to police, Riyaz had travelled eight times abroad and 10 times from the Mumbai international airport between 2009 and 2012, using a fake passport as his original passport expired in 2006 that couldn’t get renewed on account of the criminal cases registered against him. [18]Hindustan Times
  • In July 2019, Bhati was arrested for fabricating the documents and signatures of Wilson College trustees to get honorary membership of a club of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). According to MCA, Riyaz had been enjoying the membership of the club since 2013. [19]Business Standard
  • Riyaz Bhati was also one of the accused including the former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh and dismissed Assistant Inspector Sachin Vaze in the extortion case in 2021. Reportedly, Bhati was responsible for collecting money from bars and restaurants. [20]India Today In September 2021, Riyaz’s anticipatory bail application was rejected, and a search warrant was issued against the gangster. [21]India Today
  • In an application dated 24 September 2021, Riyaz was accused of the revelations made by his wife Rehnuma Bhati, who claimed that Riyaz coerced her into having sex with his business associates and famous sportspersons and politicians, which include Hardik Pandya, Rajeev Shukla, and Munaf Patel. Rehnuma also accused Riyaz of forcing her into prostitution for over 15 years. In the application, his wife also alleged that Riyaz possessed some sensitive photos and videos of her, which he used to blackmail her, and he threatened to kill their two children if Rehnuma refused to fulfil his demands. [22]The Print As per some reports, Rehnuma also alleged marital rape by her husband, Riyaz. [23]SheThePeople

    Rehnuma Bhati's complaint against Riyaz Bhati

    Rehnuma Bhati’s complaint against Riyaz Bhati