Nagpur, July 30: The family members of Yakub Memon who was hanged to death today early in the morning left for Nagpur to take his body. According to the sources from the Maharashtra Home Department, Yakub Memon’s body will be handed over to his family. Memon’s family members left from their hotel in Mumbai to reach Nagpur Central Jail. Also Read - Secrecy Was Paramount in Kasab's Hanging While, it Was Opposite During Yakub Memon's Execution: Meeran Chadha Borwankar

Yakub Memon, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict facing gallows, was hanged to death today after his last ditch attempts to get a reprieve failed early this morning in the Supreme Court. Memon was hanged shortly before 7 am at the Central Jail here, top official sources said. (ALSO READ: Yakub Memon hanged at 6.35 am in Nagpur jail)

The execution was carried out about two hours after his lawyers last-gasp plea to get the death warrant stayed was dismissed by the Supreme Court in an unprecedented hearing that began in the wee hours and ended at dawn. The body of Memon, who would have turned 53 today, would be handed over to his relatives who have been camping here in a hotel after completion of formalities. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is likely to make a statement on the issue in the state Assembly today. (With PTI inputs)