Buildings near Century Bazaar Worli in Bombay badly damaged by Mumbai Serial bomb blast which occured on 12-3-1993.

Buildings near Century Bazaar Worli in Bombay badly damaged by Mumbai Serial bomb blast which occured on 12-3-1993.

“BLACK FRIDAY”(THE BOOK) by S.Hussain .Zaidi :- As a “CITIZEN JOURNALIST(read ‘Free Journalist’)” ,post “Yakub Memon” execution and his funeral which had a crowd of mourners slightly less than Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s funeral made me pick up the non-fiction book “BLACK FRIDAY” to understand the “1993 Bombay(Mumbai) Bomb Blasts” plot.I myself was closely affected by the blasts in Prabhadevi during a very tumultuous professional and personal phase of my life.Besides during the recent “Yakub Memon” media trial was surprised to know the he was a “BYCULLA BOY” of my generation and a academic success unlike majority “BYCULLA BOYS”.Will be reading the book.Bizarrely Journalist Mr S.Hussain.Zaidi has credited a certain Mr Rashid.Ansari of Mid-day publications for providing him the photographs for this best-seller book and i wonder if it is my school colleague Mr Rashid.Ansari or someone else with his name-sake. Life is really bizarre.Below is the photo of the buildings bombed during the 1993 bomb blasts. Resembled a war zone according to the media since i myself never ever witnessed a war situation .Decades later in 2012 when i visited “JAFFNA” in Sri Lanka i was reminded of “Century Bazaar” in Worli, a eerie similarity of bombed war remains.

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