Mumbai: Were synchronised blasts in Mumbai on Wednesday a birthday gift for 26/11 terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab?
   
Born on July 13, 1987 in Pakistan, Kasab was one of the ten terrorists who carried out the three-day long attacks on the metropolis which began on the evening of November 26,
2008 and left 166 people dead.
   
Three blasts rocked the busy markets of Dadar, Zaveri Bazaar and Opera House on Wednesday, which also happens to be Kasab's 24th Birthday.
   
Dressed in a cargo and black T-shirt, Kasab unleashed a rein of terror at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station and Cama Hospital by opening fire from his automatic assault rifle.
   
The only attacker left alive after the carnage, Kasab has been languishing in Arthur Road prison here and was awarded death sentence by a trial court which was upheld by the Bombay High Court.

Interestingly, one of the three blasts was reported near the Girgaum Chowpatty Naka – the place from where Kasab was arrested in 2008. Barely few paces from the Girgaum Chowpatty Naka, the first explosion was witnessed close to Diamond Building near Opera House. More than 50 persons were injured in the massive blast near Diamond building.

The blast near Girgaum Chowpatty was followed by explosions at Dadar and Zaveri Bazaar.

(JPN/Agencies)