I’m sure all of you have your Friday night planned in advance. What else could you be doing apart from watching Daddy? That’s right! Ashim Ahluwalia’s Daddy releases today with none other than Arjun Rampal in and as Daddy! The trailer and teaser of Daddy were gripping af! With Arjun Rampal’s desperado look and a series of action scenes, the movie is sure to be in my personal “Top 10 Movies of 2017” list! In any case, later today I would be writing on Daddy’s review. Stay tuned to SocioFreak to find out how the movie did at the box office. For now, many of you have been wondering who Arun Gawli is? Who is Daddy? Why is he considered one of the most feared gangsters of all time? Who is Arun Gawli’s son? Get all your answers in one place: SocioFreak’s Arun Gawli wiki! Following are #5 facts of Daddy wiki that will raise the hair on your spine!
#1 The Daddy of Underworld!
Arun Gulab Gawli entered the underworld in the late 70’s when he joined the Byculla Company run by the feared gangsters Rama Naik and Babu Reshim! At that time, Byculla Company was a strong supporter of Dawood’s D-Company and carried out its criminal activities in areas of Parel, Chinchpokli, Byculla and Cotton Green. Samad Khan, the leader of the Pathan gang in Mumbai and Dawood’s cutthroat at that time was killed by the BRA (Babu-Rama-Arun) gang in 1984. However, after an argument with Dawood’s right-hand, Sharad Shetty over a land deal in Jogeshwari, Naik demanded Dawood’s support which he refused and took Shetty’s side instead. This enraged Naik. The fallout between Dawood Ibrahim and Rama Naik led to the death of the latter. Though Naik was killed in a police encounter in 1988, Gawli believed Dawood’s hand to be behind the killing. The control of the Byculla Company was naturally passed on to Arun Gawli which led to the massive gang wars between the two.
#2 The Fortress of Dagdi Chawl!
Daddy’s wiki is all about the events that happened in Mumbai during his reign as the leader of the Byculla Company with its headquarters as Dagdi Chawl! With a massive support of the community living in the Chawl, Daddy became the Don of Mumbai! Some say, even the police could not do anything to him inside the Chawl. In most of the cases against Arun Gawli, the witnesses of Dagdi Chawl refused to issue any statement against him calling him the “Daddy” of Dagdi Chawl. They believed him to be their bulwark. The support of the Chawl was the primary reason why Gawli entered politics this easily! Even today, Daddy is highly respected in the Chawl. Arun Gawli’s son, Mahesh Gawli now controls the operations in the Dagdi Chawl.
#3 The Vengence That Changed The Mumbai Underworld
The murder of Arun Gawli’s brother, Bappa Gawli by the members of Dawood’s gang changed the underworld scenario! Daddy engaged himself in one of the most deadly gang wars of all time! As vengeance, Daddy killed Dawood’s brother in law, Ibrahim Parkar in the 1990’s. Many other members of Dawood’s gang were brutally killed. Sitting in the Dagdi Chawl, Gawli had become indomitable! Many of the member’s of the D-Company like Sharad Shetty, Chhota Rajan, Chhota Shakeel and Sunil Sawant a.k.a Sautya had no option but to flee Mumbai forever. Arun Gawli took control of Mumbai from Dawood who had no option but to give up!
#4 Balasaheb Thakrey’s Support…
Arun Gawil enjoyed the support of Shiv Sena leader, Bal Thakrey. Known to be a “remote control” of the politics in Mumbai, Thakrey was all Gawli needed to enter politics to safeguard his future. Thakrey had openly referred to Gawli and Sai Bansod as “Amchi Muley” or Our Boys! Thakrey openly accused the Mumbai police of conspiring with the Muslim gangsters to take unaccounted action against the Hindu gangs of that time. With the help of Thakrey, Gawli entered politics. However, in late 90’s Gawli fell out of the shadow of Shiv Sena and formed his own political party, Akhil Bharatiya Sena. In 2004, Gawli was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Mumbai Chinchpokli constituency. The killing of Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh More, Balasaheb Thackeray’s confidante Jayant Jadhav and minority commission chief and MLA Ziauddin Bukhari came out as a shock for everybody! Gawli’s idea of a gang incorporated in his party which safeguarded him against the law. This was the biggest mistake of Daddy! The killing of another Shiv Sena chief, Kamlakar Jamsandekar, in 2008 was the final blow for the dreaded gangster. He was sentenced to a life imprisonment in Nagpur Central Jail.
#5 When Arjun Rampal Met Daddy!
Daddy was born in Kopargaon, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra and later entered Mumbai to work in the textile mills near Byculla. Arun Gawli’s wife, Asha Gawli was an MLA. He has two children, a daughter, and a son. Arun Gawli’s daughter, Geeta is first term ABS Corporator in the Chinchpokli assembly constituency. His son, Mahesh runs the operations of Akhil Bharatiya Sena. Mahesh Gawli got married in 2015 for which Daddy got a 15-day parole. Arun Gawli’s family stays in Dagdi Chawl itself and lead a humble lifestyle. During the shooting of the movie Daddy, Arjun Rampal the lead role in and as Daddy met the real Arun Gawli. Find out what he had to say about the mafia…
Hope you enjoyed Daddy’s wiki! Stay tuned…Daddy’s review is coming up next!