Teary Yakub’s ‘last word’ to his daughter Zubeida


Mumbai: Yakub Memon's last wish was to talk to his daughter before being taken to the gallows. According to the jail staffs, YAkub was dialeed his 21 year old daughter Zubeida's number before being hanged. Sources present said Yakub broke down on hearing his daughter's voice. Zubeida too couldn't hold back her tears. Both remained silent for a few moments before Yakub regained enough composure to talk.

"I wanted to see you getting married and settling down happily, but now I won't be there to see that moment. I am sorry. I haven't done anything which will bring shame to our family. I was never involved in anything. Take care of your mother," Yakub managed to say before hanging up for the last time.

He, however, managed to leave a will, which sources said mentions Zubeida alone. It is not known if this will was handed over to his brother Suleiman or given to the police. Yakub also bid farewell to his fellow convicts and apologized to them for any indiscretion on his part. According to the police, he was heard telling them that he has no hope now. "Ab toh Allah hi malik hai," he said. A part of his last hours were spent recollecting the time when he lived in Mahim with his family, and how he landed in trouble because of his brother Mushtaq 'Tiger' Memon. "Allah usey kabhi maaf nahi karega. Kaash ki woh mera bhai na hota," he said.