On this very day, Mumbai paid tribute to the martyred soldiers, civilians, and heroes of the Mumbai terrorist attacks. This attack, known as 26/11, was one of the deadliest in Indian history.
It occurred on November 26, 2008, claiming the lives of 160 people and injuring more than 200 others. Over 60 hours, 10 terrorists wreaked havoc until Indian forces finally gained control.
Remembering this tragic event, cricketer Virender Sehwag and the IPL franchise team Mumbai Indians paid homage via their official Twitter accounts, sharing images of iconic locations targeted during the attacks and honoring the sacrifices of the martyrs and heroes.
Sehwag specifically highlighted the valor and selflessness of brave martyr Tukaram Omble, expressing eternal gratitude towards such remarkable individuals. The attack involved 10 terrorists arriving in Mumbai via sea routes, initially targeting the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, triggering indiscriminate firing resulting in numerous casualties.
Subsequently, they roamed the streets, attacking people at random, and laid siege to prestigious locations like the Taj and Oberoi Hotels.
Mumbai police and Indian forces collaborated to neutralize the terrorists, with martyr Havaldar Tukaram Omble capturing the lone surviving terrorist, Kasab, at the cost of sustaining multiple gunshot wounds to his own body, leading to Kasab’s eventual execution after several years.