Akshay Kumar, Randeep Huda and Urmila Matandkar.
Actors Akshay Kumar, Randeep Huda, Urmila Matondkar and many more Bollywood celebrities on Thursday paid their respects to the security personnel and civilians who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on November 2, 2011 in Mumbai. Granted
- Latest version:November 26, 2020, 9:02 am IST
The Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based terrorist organization, entered Mumbai by sea on November 26, 2008 and killed 166 people, including 18 security personnel. As many as 300 people were injured in what became known as the Cold War. Akshay Kumar tweeted, ‘People of Mumbai will never forget 26/11. My tribute to the martyrs and victims of the Mumbai terror attacks. We will always be grateful for the supreme sacrifice of the soldiers.
In response to a tweet from Mumbai Police, 4-year-old actress Marmila Matondkar shared a collage of pictures of the martyrs and wrote, ‘Tribute to the martyrs and victims of 26/11. I salute the strength and open heart of the people of Mumbai. We will always be with you for your departure and you will remain in our hearts.
Actor Ranveer Shore and actress Rabina Tandon also asked for prayers for the victims and martyrs that they will never forget their sacrifices. Actor Randeep Huda shared a video of the 26/11 attack bomb disposal squad that helped identify several bombs and RDX during the attack. Huda tweeted, ‘12 years have passed since the Mumbai attacks. The martyrs and the victims will always be in the memory. The terrorists targeted Taj Mahal Hotel, Oberoi Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Nariman (Chabad) House and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station.
The attack killed Hemant Karkare, head of the anti-terror squad, NSD commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Mumbai Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte, senior police inspector Vijay Salaskar and assistant sub-inspector Tukram Omble. Nine terrorists were killed in the security operation. The only terrorist caught alive was Ajmal Kasab, who was hanged on November 21, 2012.