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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
 • Official Hindi, Santali
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] Naya Bazaar, Wasseypur is an area with a total population of around 200,000, divided in five municipal wards.[3] Most of the people in this area work in administrative capacities.[4]


The names of rival dons Sabir Alam and Fahim Khan, lords of two mafia are associated with Wasseypur.[5][6] Though out on bail after spending eight years in jail, Sabir Alam rarely stays at home due to the threat to his life.[7] 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.[8][9] 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:

However, Residents of Wasseypur claims that the Gangs of Wasseypur movie wrongly portrays this place due to which people were often asked by others awkward question's which puts common residents in uncomfortable situation .Now a days feud arises inside Fahim Khan's family as his own nephews(Gopi Khan) and his brothers are against him now .It seems wasseypur is on the verge of another Gang War [12]


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

  • Ali Nagar
  • Mahroof Ganj
  • New Mahroof Ganj
  • RZN Nagar
  • Shreya Sinha's house
  • 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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