As India commemorates the sixth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, celebrities have recalled the day to honour the martyrs, who became the victims of the one of the deadliest terror attacks till date.
During the 18th SAARC summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled the horrifying moments, "Today, as we remember the horror of the terror attack in Mumbai in 2008, we feel the endless pain of lost lives."
The PM also tweeted:
We remember the horrific terror attacks in Mumbai on this day in 2008 & pay homage to the innocent men & women who lost their lives.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2014
We salute the brave security personnel who laid down their lives to protect several lives on that fateful day. They are our true heroes.
Today is a day to reaffirm our commitment to work together to combat the menace of terror & uproot it from the face of humankind.
More than 164 people, including 28 foreigners, nine attackers were killed in the attacks. Out of 10 attackers, only Ajmal Kasab survived, who was later hanged on 21 November 2012 at Yerwada Jail in Pune.
Celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Dia Mirza, Arjun Kapoor and Shashi Tharoor paid homage to those who lost their lives and the National Security Guard for their attempt to attack the terrorists.
T 1687 - 26/11 ..! Those horrifying hours of terror ! Prayers and thoughts for those that lost lives .. and saluting the force that fought !
Six years later, Mumbai remains a soft target for terrorists.Vulnerable then. Vulnerable now. 26/11:a black date for India,not just Mumbai.
Vijay Kumar Singh
Remembering the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation &pay homage 2the civilians who lost their lives on 26/11
This is the first 26/11 in five years where I an unable2b in Mumbai to pay my silent tribute to the victims & martyrs. We must never forget.
26/11/2008 marks a sad day in Indian history. Such terrorist acts must be condemned. My deepest sympathies to the families of the victims.
— Aam Aadmi Party (@AamAadmiParty) November 25, 2014
No words to offer prayers to the terror Mumbai and it's martyrs experienced 6 years back today. Balvaano ko de de gyaan, Allah tero naam...
In remembrance of all who lost their lives and all who sacrificed their lives to save others on this day six years ago.
We will never and must not forget this day. May it inspire us to work towards a world of peace, harmony and justice. #26/11
6 years have passed...our prayers remain with each n everyone affected by that tragic event...
Today as I say the prayers for my new year. I pray that the world overcomes terrorism and negativity and no one experiences a 26/11 again.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Vivek Oberoi were spotted attending 26/11 prayer meet, organised by All-India Anti Terrorist Front (AIATF) in Mumbai to pay respects to the martyrs.
While Akshay read out lyrics of a song, "Suno Gaur Se Duniya Waalo, Buri Nazar Na Humpe Daalo...", which tells that India will always be ahead, Vivek said, "On Sunday, so many children gathered here to commemorate the heroes of 26/11. This shows your patriotism and spirit. You do not need to face bullets to become a hero. By doing small things for the nation, one can become a hero too."