New Delhi: Former Dawood Ibrahim aide Shakeel Ahmed Shaikh also known as Lambu Shakeel passed away at Jaslok hospital in Mumbai on Monday. He was suffering from a heart disease.

Shaikh, who lived in a dormitory in Mumbai, had left the country immediately after the blasts. “He was one of the key accused in the conspiracy to smuggle explosives into India and conduct blasts at the behest of Dawood Ibrahim. Shaikh was introduced to Dawood by Mohammad Dosa (another conspirator),” an officer had said.

Shaikh was also involved in the landing of RDX on the Raigad coast in Maharashtra, he said.

Dawood and Tiger Memon, two alleged masterminds of the blasts, are still absconding, while over hundred others, including gangster Abu Salem, were convicted by TADA court in Mumbai.