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: I pay my tributes to the 26/11 martyrs
Anupam Kher: I #SaluteTheMartyrs of 26/11 for their courage and sacrifice. My heart goes out to the victims of that terrorist attack. #Prayers.
Priyanka Chopra: 26/11…We will never will forget…#MumbaiMeriJaan
Ashish Chowdhry: Seven years ago, on this day, my beautiful family was torn down. Seven years I’ve prayed that everyone realises all gods, all religions, all of us are one.
Varun Dhawan: I salute the police force who stood by and protected Mumbai during the #MumbaiAttacks. And hope the victims families have found peace.
Preity Zinta: Big Thank You to the brave men and women who protect our country at the border and inside.R.I.P #MumbaiAttacks #neverforget.
Vishal Dadlani: An hour before the remembrance day of 26/11, and the heinous attack on Mumbai. Take stock. Apart from the government…what’s changed #NeverForget.
Chetan Bhagat: 26/11. The day they tried to break our spirit but couldn’t. Because they never can. God bless our nation. #MumbaiAttacks.
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.
Raveena Tandon: #26/11 #neverforget.
Rithvik Dhanjani: Remembering all those who lost their lives and those who sacrificed theirs on this day. 26/11, Will never be forgotten.
Onir: 26/11 a sad day in the history of #Mumbai .A day to remember all those who lost their lives and to stand up united against #terror
Rahul Dholakia: 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