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Wasseypur is located in Jharkhand
Wasseypur is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°45′32″N 86°22′55″E / 23.759°N 86.382°E / 23.759; 86.382Coordinates: 23°45′32″N 86°22′55″E / 23.759°N 86.382°E / 23.759; 86.382
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad district
Founded by M A Wassey Sahab
Named for M A Wassey Sahab
Elevation 304 m (997 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 200,145
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Wasseypur is a locality inside the city of Dhanbad in the state of Jharkhand in India. Wasseypur was once in Bengal, then in Bihar and is now in Jharkhand.[1] Surrounded by coal rich regions of Dhanbad the area has been strife with mafia activity.

Wasseypur is about 165 km from state capital Ranchi.[2]


The names of rival dons Sabir Alam and Fahim Khan, lords of two mafia are associated with Wasseypur.[3][4] Though out on bail after spending eight years in jail, Sabir Alam rarely stays at home due to the threat to his life.[5] Fahim Khan, who is still alive and in the Ghaghidih Central Jail currently,is son of Shafiq Khan,who had a rivalry with Surya Dev Singh.[6][7] The foundation of Wasseypur was laid by the two brothers - late M A Wassey Sahab and M A Jabbar Sahab in 1955-56.

In popular culture[edit]

The place is the central plot of the Bollywood film such as:


Wasseypur is divided into many Mohallah(an area of a town).

  • Ali Nagar
  • Mahroof Ganj
  • New Mahroof Ganj
  • RZN Nagar
  • Nishat Nagar
  • Raouf Colony
  • Nabi Nagar
  • Shamsher Nagar
  • Karim Ganj
  • Rahmat Ganj
  • Officers Colony / New Colony
  • Hafiz Colony
  • Ghani Colony
  • Millat Colony
  • Ghaffar Colony
  • Gulzar Bagh
  • Jabbar Compound
  • New Islampur(Pandarpala)
  • Niche Mohallah(Quamar Maqdumi Road)
  • Azad Nagar
  • Yahiya Nagar
  • Samsher nagar
  • Kalali Bagan
  • Rahmat ganj


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