May 31, 2020 | 3:56 PM IST
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#MumbaiTerrorAttack: Paying tribute to 26/11 victims

It’s been eleven years since India suffered one of the deadliest terror attacks in its history- 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. About 166 people were killed and over 300 injured when 10 heavily-armed Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan created havoc at several places in Mumbai on the evening of November 26, 2008. They ravaged several places, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), the Oberoi Trident and the Taj Palace & Tower. It is been one of the top trending topics on social networking sites.

After the incident, Indian movies played a major role in helping the common man get a closer view of the events that took place that day. Movies like The Attacks of 26/11 brought to light the coastal security preparedness, the strength of India Navy, the supercop Hemant Kirkire and his staff. The recent one to be released on November 29 is Mumbai Hotel, directed by Anthony Maras, that speaks about the heroic deeds of the hotel staff.

The movie, starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi and Anupam Kher, revolves around how the hotel staff risked their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.
A survivor of the 26/11 terror attacks while sharing her experience said it was the hotel staff who braved the attacks just like the cops outside. Soon after the terrorists struck, they were asked to evacuate and were taken into the inner chambers of the premises. They provided them with some water and tablecloths to cover themselves.
Those who have been a witness to the gory episode say that several staff members of the hotel lost their lives trying to save their customers.

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