Once inside Nair Hospital, Kasav, who suffered only minor injuries, told medical staff: 'I do not want to die. Please put me on saline.'
And as Indian commandos ended the bloody 59-hour siege at the Taj yesterday by killing the last three Islamic gunmen, baby-faced Kasab was dispassionately detailing the background to the mayhem.
He is said to have told officers the cell was to seek out 'white targets, preferably British and American'.
[`I was told to kill to my last breath`: Captured terrorist`s account of Mumbai massacre reveals plan was to kill 5,000 By Ian Gallagher, November 30, 2008]