Underworld don and gangster Rajendra Nikalje, also known as Chhota Rajan, is still alive.
He was admitted to AIIMS on 26 April after being tested positive for COVID-19.
According to news reports, it was said that Chhota Rajan has died due to Covid-19.
However, as per news agency ANI, Chhota Rajan is still alive. "He is admitted at AIIMS for treatment of #COVID19: AIIMS official," it said in a tweet.
Underworld don Chhota Rajan is still alive. He is admitted at AIIMS for treatment of #COVID19: AIIMS official
(File photo) pic.twitter.com/gvAgKDuPqC- ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2021
Rajan, 61, has been lodged in New Delhi's high-security Tihar prison since his arrest after deportation from Bali, Indonesia in 2015.
Last year, Rajan was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of journalist J Dey in 2011.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was investigating 68 cases against him, out of which conviction was ordered by courts in 4 cases and charge sheet had been filed in 35 cases and, said people familiar with the development.