On the seventh anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai on Thursday, film fraternity members like Lata Mangeshkar, Anupam Kher, Priyanka Chopra and Onir saluted the martyrs and victims. They said that the harrowing images of the mayhem still remain fresh in their memories.
The gruesome attack by 10 Pakistani gunmen with the terrorists taking hostages in hotels and opening fire on roads of the city of dreams shook the nation. The attacks left 166 people, including 28 foreigners, dead and the nightmare ended after a 60-hour long operation that began on the night of November 26, 2008.
The only terrorist who was captured alive was Ajmal Kasab who was hanged four years later on November 21 2012.
Here’s what the stars posted on Twitter, to salute the valour of the police force of Mumbai:
Lata Mangeshkar tweeted:
26/11 ke Shaheedo’n ko main shraddhanjali arpan karti hun. https://t.co/8Q6Dw6Etop
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) November 26, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsAnupam Kher tweeted:
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) November 26, 2015
26/11 .. We will never forget… #MumbaiMeriJaan
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 26, 2015
7 years ago,on this day,my beautiful family was torn down.7 years I’ve prayed that everyone realises all Gods,all religions,all of us r one.
— Ashish Chowdhry (@AshishChowdhry) November 26, 2015
I salute the the police force who stood by and protected Mumbai during the #MumbaiAttacks. And hope the victims families have found peace
— Varun Veer Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) November 26, 2015
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) November 26, 2015
An hour before the Remembrance Day of 26/11, & the heinous attack on Mumbai. Take stock. Apart from the govt., what’s changed? #NeverForget
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) November 25, 2015
26/11. The day they tried to break our spirit but couldn’t. Because they never can. God bless our nation. #MumbaiAttacks.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) November 26, 2015
Farah Khan Ali:
A thought today to the innocent lives that were lost on that horrendous day 26/11 due to terrorism. God give their families peace.
— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) November 26, 2015
#26/11 #neverforget 🙏🙏🙏🙏
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 25, 2015
Remembering all those who lost their lives & those who sacrificed theirs on this day. 26/11, Will never be forgotten pic.twitter.com/ICNmqroSmf
— Rithvik Dhanjani (@rithvik_RD) November 26, 2015
26/11 salute to Fellow xavierite Ashok Kamte. Prayers for all those who died protecting us and for the innocent who were killed in Mumbai
— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) November 26, 2015