Dilip Buwa

Victims Unknown
Dilip Kohok
1966 (1966)
Died 16 November 1991(1991-11-16) (aged 25)
Known for Unknown
Criminal penalty Unknown


Dilip Buwa (born Dilip Kohok; 1966 — 16 November 1991) was a notorious Indian gangster who used to work for the D-Company, an international crime syndicate of the Mumbai underworld led by Dawood Ibrahim. He was one of the men who were killed in 1991 by an encounter during the Lokhandwala Complex shootout. Buwa was killed by then Additional Police Commissioner of Mumbai, A. A. Khan. Buwa was portrayed by Tusshar Kapoor in the Bollywood film Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007).

The director of the movie, Apoorva Lakhia, stated in an interview that Buwa once shot two girls at a bus stand in Bhandup, just because they were laughing at him.

Maya Dolas was just reckless and foul mouthed. Buwa was cold blooded. Unlike Dolas, nothing could divert Buwa's attention when his fingers were on the trigger. He was a mentor to Chhota Rajan. Post shootout media coverage made out Dolas to be the big gun. “It was far from the truth. Dolas just kept hurling abuses from inside the building, while there being pumped by Buwa. I knew nothing about Dolas, except his reputation. Buwa was something else. He was Dawood Ibrahim’s best shooter and his most efficient killer. Till date, there has been no second.”

— A. A. Khan, Officer in-charge of the Anti-Terrorism Squad at the time of Lokhandwala shootout

Buwa was the bodyguard of Ramabhai Naik, another famous gangster in central Bombay. He was paid off by Chhota Rajan, a former associate of Ibrahim. While visiting Chembur, Buwa turned and shot Naik dead. He then switched sides to the D-gang. Conversely, Maya Dolas was a member of a gang led by Arun Gawli. In an agreement between Amar Naik and Arun Gawli, they agreed to settle their disputes, but in return Amar wanted Dolas dead. When Dolas found out, he escaped and joined with Buwa and the D-company.