Mumbai, Nov 22: India began celebrating Diwali once again on Wednesday, Nov 21 when Mumbai terror attack gunman Ajmal Kasab was executed.
Kasab was hanged at Pune's Yerawada Jail at 7:30 am and his body was buried inside the jail premises at 9:30 am.
25-year-old Kasab was the lone survived gunman of the deadliest terror attack which had shaken Mumbai and rest of the country on Nov 26 in 2008.
Kasab along with nine other militants had attacks few of the most prominent places of the dream city - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Leopold Cafe, Taj Mahal Hotel and Oberoi Trident and Nariman House. At least 166 people were killed during the terror attacks.
Now, after four years of the shrewd militant attacks allegedly operated by Pakistani terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba, India executed Kasab.
Despite criticism, most of the Indians joined the celebrations as they believe that Indian judiciary finally has given justice to the 26/11 victims and their family members.
Kasab hanged; BJP workers celebrate
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers dance as they celebrate the news of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab's execution, in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Kasab hanged; celebration in Pune
BJP members celebrating the hanging of Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of 2008 Mumbai terror attack, in Pune on Wednesday.
Kasab hanged: 26/11 victim's kin reacts
Karuna Waghela, widow of a 2008 Mumbai terror attacks victim, with her son, watching the TV news regarding the execution of Ajmal Kasab, in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Kasab hanged, celebration in Amritsar
Members of All India Anti Terrorist Front celebrating the execution of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, in Amritsar on Wednesday.
Kasab hanged, celebration in Meerut
Members of Sanyukt Vyapar Mandal celebrate the hanging of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, in Meerut on Wednesday.
Life is back: View of famous Leopold Cafe in Mumbai
A view of the Leopold Cafe which was targeted during 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai on Wednesday. Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving terrorist involved in the Mumbai attacks, was hanged to death at the Yerawada central prison in Pune on Wednesday morning.
Indians celebrate over Kasab's execution
People celebrating the hanging of Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of 2008 Mumbai terror attack, in Pune on Wednesday.
How 26/11 victim's family react
Son and daughter of 2008 Mumbai terror victim and hotel Taj chef Fortin Martin celebrate the hanging of Ajmal Kasab in Thane, Mumbai on Wednesday.
MNS workers fete Kasab's execution
MNS party workers celebrate the hanging of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, in Mumbai on Wednesday.
26/11 victim's wife mourns hubby's death
Sunanda Narkar lights a lamp in front of her husband's photo who was killed in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in Mumbai after Ajmal Kasab's execution on Wednesday.
Wife of commando Gajendra Singh Bisht
Vinita Bisht, wife of commando Gajendra Singh Bisht who was killed during 2008 Mumbai attacks, paying respect to her husband in Dehradun after the execution of Ajmal Kasab on Wednesday.
Kasab hanged: Timeline
Kasab along with other militants killed at least 166 Indians in Mumbai. He was executed on Nov 21 in 2012.