Mumbai 26/11: From US Ambassador To Cricketers, Tributes To Martyrs & Victims Pour In On Social Media

Across social media, sincere tributes for the brave martyrs and victims poured in. 

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Mumbai 26/11: From US Ambassador To Cricketers, Tributes To Martyrs & Victims Pour In On Social Media

26/11 is considered to be Mumbai’s Black Day, as ten terrorists entered Mumbai and ruined many lives in a matter of three days. Today, it has been 15 years since Mumbai and its citizens faced one of the worst terrorist attacks in the history of the nation. Many people lost their family members in this terrorist attack. Across social media, sincere tributes for the brave police officers who gave their lives in defense of their nation, victims, and martyrs poured in. 

Tributes To Martyrs & Victims of Mumbai 26/11 On Social Media

The innocent lives lost in the horrific acts were also commemorated. India’s Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, shared a video of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and said that Major Sandeep was the picture of bravery and courage. He mentioned that the country will always be appreciative of his service and selfless offerings.

The names of all 26/11 victims are inscribed on the rooftop memorial of Nariman (Chabad) House, and Israel’s ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, visited the memorial.

The Delhi Police shared a heartfelt tribute to all the heroes who sacrificed their lives during the horrific Mumbai attacks. Many Indian cricketers, like Virendra Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Irfan Pathan, and others, also shared tributes on social media platform X (formerly Twitter). 

US Ambassador Eric Garcetti lit candles and shared a post in the memory of the victims of this terrorist attack in Mumbai. 

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Tribute At Martyrs’ Memorial Ground 

On November 26, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Governor Ramesh Bais presented flowers to the martyrs who gave their lives against terrorism. 

At the martyrs’ memorial on the grounds of the south Mumbai Police Commissioner Office, where state Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was also present, along with ministers Mangal Prabhat Lodha and Deepak Kesarkar, city police chief Vivek Phansalkar, and other high-ranking officials, they paid their respects.

The relatives of the police officers who died in the attacks in November 2008 also paid homage to the martyrs. The relatives of those killed in the attacks were met by the governor.

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The Story Of Mumbai’s Black Day

When ten terrorists from Pakistan came by ship on November 26, 2008, they started firing randomly, killing 166 people—including eighteen security personnel—injuring numerous more, and destroying property valued at crores of rupees.

Among those slain in the attacks were Hemant Karkare, the then-chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Ashok Kamte, the additional police commissioner for Mumbai, Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, and senior police inspector Vijay Salaskar.

November 26 was the start of the attacks, which continued until November 29. Some of the locations that the terrorists targeted were the Nariman House Jewish Community Center, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, the Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.


Later, the security forces killed nine terrorists. Only one terrorist, Ajmal Kasab, was apprehended alive. On November 21, 2012, four years later, he was hanged.

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We also extend a heartfelt tribute to all our brave martyrs and victims.

Cover Image Courtesy: @_sweetshruti/X (formerly Twitter)

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