Mumbai: Gangster Ejaz Pathan, prime accused in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case Ejaz Pathan died at J J hospital in Mumbai on Friday.
One-time associate of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, Pathan died of a clot in his brain.
The special TADA court in Mumbai on June 8 had sentenced Pathan to 10 years of imprisonment.
Pathan was present at the conspirators' first meeting in Dubai where it was decided that the demolition of the Babri mosque had to be avenged.
Pathan provided his men for the landing of arms and explosives on the Raigad coast. However, he was spared from a life sentence, as he was not aware of what was being landed beforehand. He was also not involved in the conspiracy in the later stages.
Judge Pramod Kode had said that Pathan's failing health was taken into consideration while sentencing him.
Pathan, extradited from Dubai four years ago, suffered from a blood clot in his brain and will undergo surgery on June 26. The government has sanctioned Rs 2.5 lakh for the operation, the court was informed on Thursday.
Pathan was also convicted for illegal possession of three AK-56 rifles.