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Did Thackeray government try to turn Yakub Memon’s grave into mazar?

Seven years since he was hanged, there is a ruckus about Yakub Memon's grave. The BJP alleged today that the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government had made an attempt to convert Yakub Memon's grave into a mausoleum. Maharashtra BJP president Chandrashekhar Bawankule said that Uddhav Thackeray should apologise to the people of Mumbai and Maharashtra for this.

Yakub Memon was hanged on 30 July 2015 for masterminding the 1993 serial in Mumbai. He was buried in Mumbai's Bada Qabristan.

An image has surfaced with the claim that Yakub Memon's grave had been decorated with marbles and light at the time of the Thackeray government. After the picture emerged, the BJP says that Uddhav Thackeray, chief Sharad Pawar and the should apologise for decorating the grave of Yakub Memon who killed 250 people.

Responding to the allegations, Aaditya Thackeray asked why Yakub Memon was not thrown into the sea like Osama bin Laden. "Whose government was there at that time? Heavy security was deployed when he was buried. Why was so much respectgiven? Will there be any action on this?"

All members of the Memon family were made accused in the bomb blasts. Some of them are serving sentences in jail, some are absconding and some have been acquitted due to lack of evidence.

Yakub Memon's father Abdul Razzaq was from a business family. But he never got success in business.  Abdul Razzaq married Hanifa.  Both had 6 sons – Arif alias Suleman, Ibrahim alias Mushtaq alias Tiger, Yakub, Ayub, Anjum alias Isa and Yusuf.

Memons are Sunni Muslims.  When he saw no success in business, Yakub's father Abdul Razza started living in a building in Bhendi Bazaar. The building collapsed in 1980.  

The Memon family started living in a transit flat in Machhimar Nagar, Mahim.  Eventually in 1988 the family moved to the Al Hussein Building. The Memon family had 5 flats in this building.

The eldest son Arif alias Suleman became an income tax Officer but later quit his job and went to Saudi Arabia. The second son Ibrahim gained notoriety as an antisocial element whose associates gave him the epithet Tiger. Tiger amassed huge wealth from illegal businesses.

A neighbour of the Memon family had said in an interview that he was the first person in the area to buy a red Maruti 1000 car.

Jacob was quick to read and write. He studied at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and took a degree in CA in 1990. Yakub started a firm named CC Mehta & Memon Associates along with his childhood friend Chetan Mehta. Later, he started another accountancy firm named AR & Sons. He launched a company named Tijarat (Urdu for "trade") to deal in meat.

The fourth brother Ayub started business in Dubai.  Elder brother Arif left his job in Saudi Arabia and came to Dubai to help brother Ayub.

Tiger Memon used to do smuggling and Yakub used to handle his accounts. Tiger also had good relations with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Younger brother Ayub used to help his elder brother Yakub.  Whereas, the youngest brother Yusuf did not work much.  He was the least active among all his brothers.

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