Ibrahim was born on 27 December 1955 in a Konkani Muslim family in Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra, India. His father, Ibrahim Kaskar, worked as a head constable with the Mumbai Police and his mother, Amina, was a housewife. He lived in the Temkar Mohalla area of Dongri, attended Ahmed Sailor High School from which he dropped out. He grew up in the Dongri locality of Mumbai, which was when he came in contact with the gang of mobster Haji Mastan, after the latter attacked two of Ibrahim’s men. Ibrahim, with his brother Shabir Ibrahim Kaskar formed the D-Company.
Ibrahim is widely believed to have masterminded the March 1993 bombings in Mumbai. In 2003, the Indian and United States governments declared Ibrahim a “Global Terrorist.” The Indian Deputy Prime Minister, Lal Krishna Advani described it as a major development. Ibrahim is currently on India’s “Most Wanted List”.
According to Indian claims, Ibrahim was believed to be living in Pakistan and then in the United Arab Emirates. According to Indian claims he has shifted to Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Indian sources add that “Inter-Services Intelligence appeared extremely wary of the new Indo-US cooperation to fight terrorism. The Inter-Services Intelligence and Dawood appear under a lot of pressure” On 5 May 2015 MP Haribhai Chaudhary informed the Lok Sabha (the lower house of India’s Parliament) that the whereabouts of Ibrahim were unknown. However, on 11 May, Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister of India, told the parliament that Ibrahim was in Pakistan and he will bring him back to India.
According to claims of Indian news media Times Now on 22 August 2015, Dawood was in Karachi, Pakistan. According to said media corporation, they had conversation with a woman in Karachi on August 22, 2015. Transcripts of conversations which were published on the news agency’s website, in one conversation she said that she is Dawood’s wife and “he is sleeping”, while in the second conversation she said that there was no one by that name known to her.