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26/11 Mumbai Terror.

November 26, 2019, marks the 11th year the horrific terror attack in Mumbai. People from all spheres of life, including cricket fraternity, poured homage to the martyrs on social media. It has been an emotional day for the whole country since then and cricketers and former players also took time out to pay tribute to the brave hearts.

Mumbai witnessed the savagely violent attack in 2008 for four days starting from November 26. Ten terrorists from Pakistan had attacked India’s commercial capital at five significant locations simultaneously – Oberoi-Trident Hotel and Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, a Jewish cultural centre – Chabad House at Nariman Point, Leopold Cafe, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station and Cama Hospital.

The terrorists arrived in Mumbai from Karachi a state in Pakistan, by a fishing trawler. Nine of them were killed during the course of the attack while Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was arrested and subsequently executed in November 2012.

Sachin Tendulkar, 26/11 Mumbai Attack
A Picture From The Attack. (Credits – Twitter)

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Around 166 people died as a result of the attack leaving over 300 severely injured. Several officials, including Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, Sub-Inspector Tukaram Omble, Mumbai Anti Terrorist Squad Chief Hemant Karkare, Havaldar Gajendra Singh and Inspector Vijay Salaskar, were killed.

People from all works of life paid their homage to the brave hearts, including cricketers. Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and Team India skipper Virat Kohli were among the first few to post their heartfelt message on Twitter. Among others, Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag also paid their tribute to the real heroes of the country.

Cricket Fraternity Pays Homage on Twitter:

Ankush Das

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