foreigner, Gerald Shashtri is a scholar of Sanskrit and an expert in
Astrology and Hindu Philosophy. Apart from these apparent qualities, he
is great scientist who invents a process to transform men into huge
gorillas in Jungle Ki Aag. He plans to rule the world with the
help of his scientific achievements. Although Faridi manages to break
his mob, he escapes and returns back in Maut Ki Chataan.
is the most genius and treacherous villain who appears both in
Jasoosi Duniya and Imran Series.
Sing was born to a Chinese father and Mongolian mother,
and is forced to leave his
country after a failed coup d’etat. Since then he has moved from country
to country, trying to avail all opportunities to
display his criminal, lustful, and avaricious nature. He is very
thin in appearance with a visibly weak physique, but is actually very
strong. He is famous, among those who somewhat know him,
as “jonk” (leech) because of his ability to clench his enemy, leading to
their suffocation and unconsciousness.
first appears in Neeli Lakeer. He is a colleague of archeologist
Arthur, who discovers the body of an ancient princess buried in the
snows of mountain Alpom. A silver sheet is wrapped around the neck of
the body, with some scriptures indicating a hidden treasure.
He once mocks Faridi and gets
slapped so hard by the other man that he stumbles several steps across
the room. Instead of displaying his rage instantly, he shrugs it off by
saying that many bums have slapped him, but it is an honor to have been
smacked by such a reputable celebrity as Faridi. It is quite obvious
that he keeps his anger confined, fueling his hatred and vengeance for a
more suitable event. Such is his
control over his emotions, making him even more dangerous. Faridi
gets back the silver sheet to return to the government of Chile but Sing
Hee manages to escape and then steals the sheet from the custody of the
government in Khooni Bagoolay and travels to South America in
quest of the treasure. Faridi follows him up
to “Taareek Vadi” (Black Valley)
but at the last moment Sing Hee escapes by jumping into a cave. Sing
Hee’s next appearance is in Lashoan Ka Bazaar in Imran Series.
Faridi has further encounters with him in Raushan Hayoola, Zard
Fitnaa and Zehreela Sayaarah
Imran first meets Sing Hee in London, in Lashoan Ka Bazaar, where
Imran is conducting research in criminology. A criminal named McLawrence
has terrorized the city. Imran tries to investigate the situation, and
comes across Sing Hee. Sing had devised a technique by which he is able
to dodge any bullets fired on him by judging the hand movements of the
assailant, and moving swiftly. Sing Hee performs it in front of Imran
once, and Imran asks him to do it again. That is enough for Imran to
grasp the technique involved. Then Imran surprises Sing Hee by
challenging him to shoot at him; Sing Hee cannot believe his eyes when
he is unable to shoot Imran. Despite the fact that both characters are
bloodthirsty for each other, the evil con man declares Imran to be his
rightful nephew in the cunning art.
Their next meeting takes place in Joank Ki Wapsee. Now Sing is
working for Zeroland. This story line continues in Zehreeli Tasweer
and Baebaakon Ki Talaash. Sing Hee is unable to kill Imran,
because Zeroland requires that Imran remain alive. Sing Hee is the major
villain in many other novels such as Seh Rangee Maut,
Muta-Harrik Dhaariyaan, Joank Aur Naagan, Halaakat Khaez,
Zebra Maen, and Jangal Ki Sheheriyat.
Dr. Salman is a psychologist by
profession, and head of “Public Relations Bureau,” an organization that
claims to help people combat their enemies by using psychological
techniques. In reality though, he is the head of the most powerful mob
“Taaqat” (Force), a group that is trying to bring revolution in the
country. He is the villain of Ibne Safi’s
best Shoalaa stories comprising of Pehla Shoalaa,
Doosra Shoalaa, Teesra Shoalaa, and Jahannam Ka Shoalaa.
With the help of his psychological
techniques and strange inventions, he has created a new world underneath
the earth. Breaking up Dr. Salman’s mob is
perhaps the most difficult task that Faridi faces in Jasoosi Duniya.
Dr. Dread in a dangerous international criminal. He once kills three
American senators in a private gathering. He is an expert on poisons.
He appears as a blackmailer in
Faridi’s country in another sub-series comprising of Zehreelay Teer,
Paanee Ka Dhuwaan, Laash Ka Qehqahaa, and Daaktar Dred.
Finch is another villain of the Dr. Dread series. Finch was initially a
circus man, a midget at only four and half feet. Still, he manages to
extend his height to normal by using bamboos. He used to raise an orphan
girl, but one night Dr. Dread’s mob kidnaps her. The next day her dead
body is found on the streets. From that day on, Finch becomes a
criminal, creating his own gang to take revenge on Dr. Dread. Readers
usually sympathize with Finch in his fight against Dr. Dread. While
Faridi manages to break Dr. Dread’s mob, Finch escapes. He later
reappears in Chamkeela Ghubaar and Zehreela Sayaarah.
Nanota is an agent of Zeroland. In Chandnee Ka Dhua’n,
she is in-charge of a mission that is
exploring a rare fuel, with plans of stealing it from the earth. This
substance is thousand times lighter than
normal gasoline, and can be used
for space travel. Her beauty is so exquisite that Artist Jeelani’s
painting of her face wins the first award at "International Art
Exhibition". Ibne Safi has developed Nanota’s character in such a
magical way that readers are puzzled, initially believing her to be some
sort of spirit or otherworldly being. However, in the end she emerges as
a human being, narrowly escaping Faridi’s grip. She appears again after
many years in Tabaahee Ka Khwaab and Muhlik Shanaasa’ee.
Qalandar Bayabani is ironically a spy storywriter.
He dictates novels to his secretary on a
microphone from his closed office. This façade of his is initially
developed in Saatwaan Jazeerah. However, it is revealed in
Shaitaanee Jheel that he is actually a smuggler whose gang steals
five tons of gold. When naval police try chasing them down, he hides the
gold in a lake; then starts scheming to get it back. In the end, he
manages to dodge Faridi. He reappears in Sehmee Hu’ee Larkee and
Qatil Ka Haath. This time, however, he is unable to escape
Bumble-Bee of Bohemia
Ibne Safi has written many novels based around the character of Theresia.
She is a very smart lady who represents Zeroland. She has the ability to
change her expressions in such a manner that it becomes almost
impossible to recognize her. She is very impressed with Imran’s
personality. She first appears in Kaalay Charaagh. She apperas in
many other novels such as; Khoon Kay Piyaasay, Alphansay,
Darandoan Ki Basti, Piyaasa Samandar, Seh Rangee Maut,
Mutaharrik Dhaariyaan, Joank Aur Naagan, Halaakat Khaez,
Zebra Maen, Jangal Ki Sheheriyat, Zulmat Ak Devta.
Humbug the Great
Humbug the Great is an international criminal. He has a hump on his
back. He plays various roles simultaneously. Sometimes he is found in a
third-rate bar flirting with the old and ugly barmaid. At the same time,
he also appears as the husband of a beautiful woman, the Rani of Sajid
Nagar. He is a foreign spy, who plans to start a revolution in Imran’s
country. Ibne Safi had written the first two novels of this storyline,
Dilchasp Hadisaa and Bay-Awaaz Sayyarah, when he fell sick
for three years. The third and final of the Humbug series, Daerh
Matwaalay, was written after his recovery.