One of the top industrialists, Mr. Ratan Tata, took to Twitter today on the grim anniversary of 26/11 and wrote a heartfelt note remembering the disastrous terrorist attacks that tore up the whole of Mumbai on November 26, 2008.
He shared an exemplifying picture of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel on his Twitter and Instagram account that said “wanton destruction” will not be forgotten.
The Taj Mahal Palace hotel, that is more than a 100-years-old, is owned by the Tata Group and was one of the prime targets of terrorists on 26/11.
He however did praise the people of Mumbai who came together putting aside all the differences to conquer the terrorism and wrecking that day.
Adding that kindness from the fateful day should be cherished, the 82-year-old businessman said that the sensitivity showed that day will continue to shine in the years to come.
Mr. Ratan Tata in his message also mentioned that the sacrifice by the brave who helped in defeating the enemy should be honored and mourn today and with that, we must also appreciate the acts of kindness and unity amongst.
This beautiful and iconic hotel was re-established within months after the catastrophic attack, though it reopened just after a month from the date of the attack.
In the year 2009, Mr. Tata had presented a memorial that had the names of their 31 employees and guests who were killed in the hotel in the attack.
On this very day in the year 2008, a group of 10 terrorists belonging to a Pakistan-based terrorist organization, working in the name of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), carried out a series of attacks in different parts of Mumbai including the Taj Mahal hotel, the Oberoi hotel, the Leopold Cafe, the Nariman (Chabad) House, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station and killed 166 people.
In these ghastly attacks, nine terrorists were killed and one of them was caught alive. His name was Ajmal Kasab, he was arrested and was given a death sentence. They executed him on November 11, 2012.
Testimonials poured from all across the world on this hideous day’s 12th anniversary including the United States who said they stand with India in the fight against terrorism and have affirmed their allegiance in holding the offenders of the attack accountable and ensuring justice for the victims.
May God bless the souls that left us on 26/11/2008.