Industrialist Ratan Tata wrote an emotional note on Thursday, which marks the 12th anniversary of terror attack in Mumbai.
He shared an illustration of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the prime targets of terrorists on 26/11, on his Twitter and Instagram account and said that the “wanton destruction” will not be forgotten. The century-old hotel is owned by the Tata Group.
He applauded the people of Mumbai who came together putting aside their differences to fight terrorism that day.
The 82-year-old said, “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.”
Although the hotel reopened just a month after the attack, it took months to complete the restoration. 31 people died at the hotel with many more injured in the attack.
Ratan Tata had unveiled a memorial with the names of the 31 employees and guests killed in the hotel in the attack the next year.