"He believed the Libyan people still loved him, even after we told him that Tripoli had been occupied," said Mansour Dao, as quoted in The New York Daily News.
He also revealed that Gaddafi insisted that he die in the land of his ancestors despite of the fact that he could have escaped easily, he said.
"I feel sorry for him because he underestimated the situation. He could have left and gotten out of the country and lived a happy life," said Dao.
Gaddafi was killed near his hometown in Sirte by NATO. His son and Defence Minister were also killed in their fight. All three were buried on Tuesday, Oct 25 in an undisclosed location in the Libyan desert.
According to officials several of Gaddafi's remaining relatives attended his funeral but did not reveal the location fearing that it would become a symbolic shrine for his remaining loyalists.