26/11 or the 26th day of the month of November in 2020 is extremely different from the one most of India experienced in 2008.

On this very day, 12 years back people, media, authorities and everyone were scrambling to handle the massive terror attacks that had been carried out in the city of Mumbai.

Lasting a full four days from 26th to 29th November, the attacks were carried out by 10 members of the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba.

These people carried out multiple bombing attacks and 12 shootings that had been coordinated across Mumbai. It ultimately wounded and injured over 300 people, and killed at least 174 people, including 9 of the attacking terrorists.

The places that were attacked were:

  • Oberoi-Trident Hotel
  • Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel
  • Chabad House at Nariman Point
  • Leopold Cafe
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station
  • Cama Hospital

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However, on this day, Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons who was in charge as Chairman from 2009 to 2012, posted about this horrifying incident.

His company owns the Taj Hotel Palace, one of the places that was most damaged in the attacks and a place that the terrorists took hostage, holding several people and staff locked inside.

In his annual 26/11 anniversary post, this time Ratan Tata wrote about how although it is fine to mourn the ones gone and the terror that was created, it is further important to look at how Mumbai came together as one during this time.

The courage and kindness that the people of Mumbai showed during this time apparently impacted Ratan Tata who feels we should cherish these more than the fear.

Saluting the spirit of Mumbai, the 82-year-old applauded how Mumbaikars did not lose hope even in the face of such adversity.


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In his post, Ratan Tata wrote that,

“The wanton destruction that took place 12 years ago today will never be forgotten. But what is more memorable, is the way Mumbai as a diverse people came together, casting aside all differences, to vanquish the terrorism and destruction on that day. Today, we certainly can mourn the ones we lost and honour the sacrifice of the brave who helped conquer the enemy, but what we must applaud, is the unity and the acts of kindness and sensitivity which we should cherish, and which hopefully, will continue to shine in the years ahead.”

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Sources: The Economic Times, Free Press Journal, Instagram

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