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Kasab's last wish

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Our Correspondent, New Delhi


An Indian sand artist gives final a touch up on his sand sculpture of Pakistan-born Mohammed Kasab, who was the sole surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, following news of his execution in Orissa yesterday. Kasab was executed to the relief of survivors and victims' families, nearly four years after 166 people died in the three-day rampage.Photo: AFP

‘Tell my Ammi', this was the message conveyed by LeT terrorist Ajmal Kasab, who was hanged yesterday for his involvement in Mumbai terror attack, when he was told about his November 21 execution, official sources said.
Nooree Lai, mother of Kasab, was apparently the closest person to him as he only uttered her name when asked about his last wish, the sources said.
After completion of the formalities, Home Secretary R K Singh wrote to Foreign Secretary Rajan Mathai to inform Kasab's mother and other family members who are in Pakistan.
Accordingly, the authorities, through the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, had sent a letter to his mother through courier yesterday, fulfilling his last desire.
The 25-year-old LeT terrorist was hanged at 7.30 this morning in Yerwada Jail in Pune. He was informed on November 12 about his hanging, sources said.

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