Why Guru, an avid reader, was keen to read LK Advani's book

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New Delhi, Feb 11: As details regarding Afzal Guru's stay in Tihar jail are surfacing, it is learnt that he was an avid reader. According to authorities of Tihar jail, where Guru, the prime accused of Parliament attack was lodged for 12 years was keen on reading senior BJP leader LK Advani's autobiographical book "My Country, My Life".

As per jail officials, Guru, who was hanged on Saturday, Feb 9 was an avid reader and writer. He was very much keen to read Advani's book to know what was written about him.

"He only asked for books... on one occasion, he wanted to know what Advani had written about him. He loved reading Urdu poetry... He also asked for Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's India Wins Freedom," said a jail official.

Jail authorities say Guru has left a radio and collection of books on religion, philosophy, history and Urdu poetry in his cell.

"We will be asking for his belongings, in addition to the request to allow his family to perform his last rites," said Nandita Haskar, one of the lawyers representing Afzal's family.

Tihar jail officials say Guru loved to drink milk everyday and would demand for it.

"He did not like rice, but he loved milk. He insisted on having milk everyday," said a jail official.

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