Born to poverty in Faridkot village in Okara district in Pakistan's Punjab province in 1987, he left school because his parents couldn't afford it.
When he was barely in his teens, he shifted to Lahore and began to live with his elder brother.
A fight with his parents in 2005 changed his life and a determined Kasab vowed never to return. Image: Mediapersons wait outside as the special court pronounced Kasab guilty in Mumbai terror attack cases, on Monday, May 3, 2010. Timeline of Kasab's trial