“Wanton destruction will never be forgotten”, says Ratan Tata on 12th Anniversary of 26/11 attack

It’s been 12 years since the Mumbai terror attacks which killed over 166 people and injured almost 300 people. The devastating terror attack lasted for four days. It was on this day in 2008 that Mumbai, India’s financial capital, was held to ransom by a group of Pakistani terrorists, who entered the city via sea route.

On the 12th anniversary, Chairman of Tata Group, Ratan Tata, wrote a heartfelt note on his Twitter and Instagram account sharing an illustration of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the prime targets of terrorists on 26/11. Mr Tata said that the “wanton destruction” will not be forgotten.

He wrote “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”, he further added.

The iconic hotel was restored months later after the devastating attack although it reopened just a month after the attack. 31 people had died at the hotel and many were injured.

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