Gadhafi Dead: Family Photos Portray Him as a Loving Dad, Husband [Rare Photos]

  @AmruthaGayathri on October 21 2011 6:56 AM

The longest-ruling Arab leader in history, Col. Moammar Gadhafi met with a humiliating and gory end when he was executed by a mob of rebel soldiers near his home town of Sirte. The frenzied mob paid no heed to the desperate pleas for life by the Libyan ruler for 42-years.

One of the amateur footage depicting Gadhafi's death shows him begging for his life, Don't shoot, don't shoot.

The 69-year-old tyrant asked the frenzied mob: What did I do to you?

Someone among the mob shouted, Keep him alive, keep him alive, following which gunshots were heard.

Though Gadhafi will be known only as a brutal dictator in the annals of history, some of his family photographs which emerged after his Tripoli compound was burnt down in August, portray him an affectionate family man who shared close ties with his second wife Safia Farkash and his eight children.

Gadhafi met Safia Farkash, a former nurse, in 1969, following the revolt, when he was hospitalized with appendicitis.

Gaddafi had eight biological children, seven of them sons, including Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Khamis Gaddafi. He was also said to have adopted two children, Hanna and Milad.

Ayesha Gadhafi, Gaddafi's only biological daughter, is a lawyer who joined the defense teams of executed former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi.

Video: Gadhafi's Final Moments

Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi relaxes with his granddaughter in his tent at the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli in this still image taken from an exclusive amateur video from 2005 obtained by Reuters on September 7, 2011. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi relaxes with his grandchildren in his tent at the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli in this still image taken from an exclusive amateur video from 2005 obtained by Reuters on September 7, 2011. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Gadhafi

Moammar Gadhafi relaxes with his family at the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli in this still image taken from an exclusive amateur video from 2005 obtained by Reuters on September 7, 2011. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi relaxes with his grandchildren in his tent at the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli in this still image taken from an exclusive amateur video from 2005 obtained by Reuters on September 7, 2011. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Safiya Gadhafi

Safiya Gadhafi , wife of the Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi, with her children inside their Bedouin tent January 12, 1986. Reuters/Kate Dourian

Safia Gadhafi

Safia Gadhafi, wife of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, meets foreign journalists in front of her house at Bab El Azazia barracks in Tripoli April 21, 1986. She is now demanding an inquiry into her husband's death. Reuters/Frederic Neema

Moammar Gadhafi

Moammar Gadhafi with his daughter Ayesha in his Bedouin tent January 12, 1986. The Libyan leader presented his family to U.S. women journalists he invited to a news conference in the tent. Reuters/Kate Dourian

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