Yakub Memon Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Bombay, Maharashtra Death Cause: Capital Punishment (Hanging) Age: 53 Years

Full name Yakub Abdul Razzaq Memon [1]The Quint
Profession Chartered Accountant [2]The Indian Express
Known For Cooperator of 1993 Bombay Blasts
Physical Stats & More
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper
Founder of Mehta and Memon Associates: Co founded by a childhod friend Chetan Mehta
AR & Sons: Set up after splitting up with Chetan Mehta
Tejrath International: Export Firm (Gulf and the Middle East) – meat and meat products
Personal Life
Date of Birth 30 July 1962 (Monday) [3]The Quint
Birthplace Bombay
Date of Death 30 July 2015 [4]The Times of India
Place of Death Nagpur Central Jail, Maharashtra
Age (at the time of death) 53 Years
Death Cause Capital Punishment (Hanging) [5]The Times of India
Note: He was hanged at 7:00 am. [6]The Times of India
Zodiac sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Byculla, Mumbai [7]The Indian Express
School ‘Antonio D’Souza School’ in Byculla, Mumbai
College/University • Burhani College, Mumbai [8]The Indian Express
• Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (1986-1990) [9]The Indian Express
Educational Qualification • Pursued a Bachelor of Commerce degree [10]The Hindu
• Master of Commerce degree from Burhani College [11]The Indian Express
Religion Islam [12]India Today
Caste/Sect Sunni Muslim [13]India Today
Controversy Turning grave into a Muslim shrine: Reportedly, the decoration of Yakub’s grave with LED lights and white marbles to turn it into a “Mazaar” (Muslim shrine) heated controversy. According to the sources, the marble stones were coloured green and put in place, and the lights were also placed so that the grave would be visible in dark. [14]DNA Then Chief Minister Udhav Thackeray was asked questions by the natives including political leaders for not looking into this matter earlier. The police officials, however, removed the lights installed near the grave. [15]Scroll.in
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death) Married
Marriage Date 1992 [16]Scroll.in
Wife/Spouse Raheen
Children Son– None
Daughter– Zubeida Memon
Parents Father– Abdul Razzak Memon (deceased)

Mother– Hanifa Memon

Siblings Brother(s)
• Arif Memon aka Suleman

• Tiger Memon alias Ibrahim alias Mushtaq

• Ayub Memon

• Anjum Memon (otherwise Essa)

• Yusuf Memon (deceased)

Sister– None

Some Lesser Known Facts About Yakub Memon

  • Yakub Memon was a successful Chartered Accountant from Mumbai who was later convicted for funding his brother Tiger Memon – one of the key conspirators of the Bombay Blasts – to flee from the country.
  • Yakub named his company ‘AR & Sons’ after his father. [17]The Hindu
  • It was claimed by some media outlets that Yakub’s export business brought him success following which he acquired almost six flats in the Al-Hussaini Building, close to the Mahim Dargah, Mumbai. [18]The Hindu
    The AI Hussain building in Mumbai
  • According to some sources, Yakub had a keen interest in playing cricket just like his family members and was the captain of the local cricket team. As claimed by some media outlets, Yakub was extremely good at playing badminton and squash. [19]The Telegraph
  • Some media outlets claimed that according to CBI, Yakub Memon was arrested at the New Delhi railway station on August 5, 1994. Yakub, however, in opposition to the CBI’s claim, mentioned that he surrendered to the Indian intelligence agencies in Nepal on 24 July 1994. [20]The Indian Express
  • Reportedly, Yakub Memon was booked under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) and Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code [21]The Quint on 27 July 2007. [22]The Indian Express
  • Reportedly, Dawood Ibrahim, in a telephonic interview, expressed his happiness on the arrest of Yakub Memon and said,
    I am happy that he has been caught. At least the investigations are on the right track.” [23]India Today

  • In 2012, Yakub pursued a Master of Arts degree in English (Hons.) and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science in 2014 at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). [24]Oneindia
  • According to some sources, Yakub had gathered some pieces of evidence against his brother Tiger Memon which included twelve Pakistani passports of the Memon family in which each member’s identity was hidden such as father Abdul Razzak was named Ahmed Mohammad Jamal (Pakistani passport no AA 763649), mother Hanifa as Zainab Ahmed (PP no AA 763645), Tiger Memon was Ahmed Jamaal (PP no 762402), Yakub as Yusuf Ahmed (PP no AA 763242), Raheen (Yakub’s wife) as Zeba Yusuf Ahmed (PP no 763646), and Suleman Memon was Aftaab Ahmed (PP no AA 763651). [25]Mumbai Mirror
  • According to some sources, Yakub filed a mercy petition on the day of his execution as well which was rejected by the Supreme Court in the early hours. [26]Deccan Chronicle
  • According to some media outlets, Yakub expressed his wish to see her daughter as a bride and apologised for not being enough for the family. Yakub said,
    I wanted to see you getting married and settling down happily, but now I won’t be able 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.” [27]The Times of India
  • As claimed by some sources, Yakub, while recalling some moments spent with his family in Mahim, regretted being a brother to Tiger Memon as he got in trouble because of him. Yakub said,
    Allah usey kabhi maaf nahi karega. Kaash woh mera bhai na hota.” [28]The Times of India
  • The Supreme Court confirmed the capital punishment for Yakub on March 21, 2013, making him the first convict to be hanged since 1995. [29]The Indian Express
  • Yakub was hanged on his 53rd birthday, i.e., 30 July 2015. [30]The Indian Express
    Raheen Memon (Left) and her daughter, Zubeida Memon, along with other family members at Yakub’s funeral
  • Yakub pursued a second master’s degree in Political Science during his imprisonment. He, however, couldn’t receive his degree as he was hanged earlier. [31]The Hindu
  • A film titled ‘Black Friday,’ showing the true events of the Bombay bomb blasts, was released in 2004. The film was the adaption of journalist S. Hussain Zaidi’s book – ‘Black Friday: The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts’ (2002).
    S. Hussain’s ‘Black Friday – The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts’
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↑1, ↑3 The Quint
↑2, ↑8, ↑9, ↑11 The Indian Express
↑4, ↑5, ↑6 The Times of India
↑7 The Indian Express
↑10, ↑17, ↑18, ↑31 The Hindu
↑12, ↑13 India Today
↑14 DNA
↑15 Scroll.in
↑16 Scroll.in
↑19 The Telegraph
↑20, ↑22 The Indian Express
↑21 The Quint
↑23 India Today
↑24 Oneindia
↑25 Mumbai Mirror
↑26 Deccan Chronicle
↑27, ↑28 The Times of India
↑29 The Indian Express
↑30 The Indian Express

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