Dawood's last wish on burial in Mumbai dates back to 1982?

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Dawood Ibrahim
Mumbai, Nov 14: With reports emerging that showed dreaded underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's desire to be buried in Mumbai, which he still considers his home, recent reports suggest that he had booked his burial place as early as 1982. But there are chances that his wish might not be fulfilled.

The information was revealed by a source close to Dawood who said, "He always said that he wants to rest next to his mother." Certain media channels have reported that Dawood has booked a burial spot for himself and his close family members at the Bada Kabrastan situated at Chandanwadi in Marine Lines, Mumbai.

In spite of orchestrating many terror attacks on India, Dawood Ibrahim's love for the country of his birth remains unparalleled. Sources within the D company confirmed that Dawood had paid the Bada Kabrastan trust Rs 5,000 almost 30 years ago to book a burial place. The source added, "Even today, maintenance money is paid regularly to the kabrastan authorities to maintain the burial place." Those in the trust also take good care of the site.

The Bada Kabrastan is where Dawood's mother Ameenabi, father Ibrahim, brother Sabeer and brother-in-law Ibrahim Parkar is buried and it is for this very reason that the don expressed a desire to be buried here. Following the death of Sabeer, Dawood's elder brother in a gang war in 1981, it was decided by the Kaskar family that the Bada Kabrastran would be family's burial ground.

A source close to the D company stated, "In fact, when Dawood"s younger brother Noora died in March 2009 due to a heart attack, he too was to be buried at the Bada Kabrastan. But due to international pressure, his body could not be brought to Mumbai and was buried at a secret place in Karachi."

Underworld sources also revealed that some members of Dawood's family still visit the graves on the day of Shab-e-Baraat (Badi Raat) and offer prayers. The source commented, "Immediately after he was deported in 2003, Dawood"s younger brother Iqbal too had sought permission from the court and visited his parents" grave."

But sources within the intelligence agencies say that it will be highly unlikely that Dawood's wish to be buried in India be granted because of his shady existence. A source in the agency stated, "If he dies in Pakistan, the authorities there would never admit that he was in Pakistan. Therefore, they may just keep his death under wraps and have him secretly buried, just like his brother Noora."

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