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11 Years On, We Salute The Bravehearts Who Lost Their Lives In 26/11 Mumbai Attacks

11 Years On, We Salute The Bravehearts Who Lost Their Lives In 26/11 Mumbai Attacks

November 26, 2019 marks 11 years of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Arguably the most ghastly attacks in modern Indian history, the attacks shook Mumbai to its core. Ten Lashkar-e-Tayyiba terrorists made their way into the financial capital of the country and gunned down over 160 people. Nine out of the ten terrorists were killed, one of them, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, was caught alive. He was imprisoned and finally executed in November 2012. Today, we salute the martyrs

The Heroes Who Laid Down Their Own Lives To Save Ours

India Today
India Today

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan

Major Unnikrishnan was leading his team of NSG Commandos to the sixth floor of the Taj Hotel and was instrumental in rescuing 14 hostages. During the firing from either side, one of his teammates was seriously injured. He bravely extracted his colleague from the terrorists and was even shot in the arm. He continued to fight and followed the terrorists who had escaped to another floor. He was then shot from the back.

 

Hemant Karkare

Hemant Karkare was the Chief of Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad at the time and he died during the cross-firing between terrorists and Mumbai police at Rang Bhawan. The terrorist was later revealed to be Kasab. Another terrorist fired from his rifle and the bullet took Karkare's life.

Vijay Salaskar

Vijay Salaskar was an encounter specialist in Mumbai Police. He had killed about 75 criminals during his tenure. He was in the car with Karkare when they ran into a terrorist who shot them. 

Ashok Kamte

He was the additional commissioner of police and was with Salaskar and Karkare in the car. He was also shot during the crossfire. He was the only one who retaliated to the fire, but unfortunately, lost his life.

The Mirror
The Mirror

Today, many took to Twitter to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives during the attacks. 

Here Is How Twitter Is Remembering The Horrific Attack

Ratan Tata

Industrialist Ratan Tata shared a picture of the incident and wrote, "11 years later, a lot has been said about the tragedy that commenced on 26/11/2008. The memory of standing outside helpless and of the carnage and loss of life, are still fresh and painful."

He went on to say that we as a people won't forget the scars and the needless suffering of victims in hospitals, railway stations, and hotels across Mumbai. He also said that it was Mumbai's undying spirit and power that was displayed in full force that day. 

"We can be hurt, but not knocked out", he wrote.

Smriti Irani

Amitabh Bachan

Arjun Kapoor

Ayushmann Khurrana

Aftab Shivdasani

Anushka Sharma

India can never forget those heartbreaking four days. We salute the martyrs who laid down their lives for our fellow countrymen. We thank you for your sacrifice and laud you for your bravery. 

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