For someone against whom the might of Mumbai Police was engaged for decades, gangster Chhota Rajan’s arrest was almost anti-climactic. After landing at Bali airport from Sydney on Sunday, he gave himself up “without resistance” to a single police officer sent by the local police.
Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan’s rise to the helm of a trans-national crime syndicate had a humble beginning in a two-storey chawl in Tilak Nagar, Mumbai. His father worked at a pharmaceutical company, while his mother was a housewife. Rajan had five siblings, three brothers and two sisters. The family had its roots in Lonar village, Satara.