Saturday, November 29, 2008

A salute to innocents who lost their lives in the mumbai terror carnage

A tearful farewell to heroes who lost their precious life in the Mumbai Terror Attacks. May their soul rest in peace and May God give the most needed support to their family to bear this irreparable loss. This is only a provisional and partial list. The final death toll could be much higher.

  • Boris do Rego, 23, Junior Sous-chef, Taj Hotel, s/o Urbano de Rego alias Chef Rego, Divar Goa
  • Afsar Ali, 21, , brother of Azar Sheikh Burwan, Murshidabad, WB, Luggage Handler at CST Rail Terminus
  • Mourad Amarsy, 49, French national , husband ofLoumia Hiridjee
  • Malayesh Banerjee, Engineer, IIT Kharagpur, was to be married next week
  • Anand Bhatt, Solicitor
  • Sunil Parekh - Businessman
  • Ralph Burkei, 51, Germany. Co-owner, C.A.M.P. TV, ex-vice-president of the TSV 1860 München football team and ex-president of the VfB Leipzig
  • Meera Chatterjee, 60, went from Singur, WB to see her son Ardhendu
  • Monica Chaudhary, sister/o Ashish, actor
  • Shaunak Chemburkar, 50, Lobby Attendent, Taj Hotel
  • Bentzion Chroman, US + Israel
  • Antonio di Lorenzo, 63, Livorno, Tuscan, Italy
  • Uma Garg, wife of Vinod, Exexcutive Director Ispat Industries
  • Manish Goel, brother of Manoj Goel
  • Kazi Hidayatullah, 24, Waiter, Leopold Café, only son. Was to be married on 15.12.08
  • Loumia Hiridjee, 47, founder of women's fashion brand Princesse Tam Tam, France, wife of Mourad Amarsy
  • Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, 29, USA. Rabbi Mumbai Chabad-Lubavitch centre at Nariman House, h/o Rivkah, f/o Moshe, 2
  • Rivkah Holtzberg, 28, Isreal. W/o Gavriel Noach. M/o Moshe, 2. D/o Yehudit & Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg
  • Kaizad Kamdin, Chef at the Taj Hotel
  • Ashok Kamte, 54, Additional Commissioner of Police (East)
  • Neeti Kang, 38, wife of Karambir Kang, GM, Taj Hotel
  • Samar Kang, 6, son of Karambir Kang, GM, Taj Hotel
  • Uday Kang, 12, son of Karambir Kang, GM, Taj Hotel
  • Ashok Kapoor, Chairman, Yes Bank
  • Hemant Karkare, Anti-terrosist Squad Chief
  • Andreas Dionysiou Liveras, 73, Cypriot-born businessman , Luxury Yacht owner UK
  • Douglas Markell, 71, Former Woollahra councillor, Australia
  • Zahin Mateen, Chef from the Taj Hotel
  • Michael Moss, Physician, Julius Richardson hospital, Montreal, Canada
  • Roopinder Randhawa, Teacher B D Somani School
  • Hasibur Rehman, Dalkhola, N-Dinajpur, WB, Luggage Handler at CST Rail Terminus
  • Vijay Salaskar, Inspector & renowned encounter specialist, Mumbai Police
  • Alan Scherr, USA, father of Naomi (also killed), h/o Kia
  • Naomi Scherr, USA, daughter of Alan (also killed) & Kia Scherr
  • Pankaj Shah, Developer
  • Brett Gilbert Taylor, 49, co-owner of Blacktown Timber, St Marys, North Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia
  • Leibish Teitlebaum, USA, lived in Mea Shearim, Israel
  • Hisashi Tsuda, 38, businessman from Mitsui Marubeni Liquefied Gas Company based in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sandeep Unnikrishnan, 31, Major, Team Commander National Security Guard. Only child of parents, Bangalore
  • Lo Hoei Yen, 28, attorney, Singapore. Identified by her husband
  • Sabina Sehgal Saikia - food critic, wife of Santanu Saikia and sister of Nikhil found dead after operations at Taj.

My deepest sympathies to the bereaved families and my profound gratitude and a big thank you to the valiant Indian army, brave policemen and the daring NSG commandos. Long Live India! Long Live India!

Xittuk Goencar

1 comment:

jack said...

A common thread of death, of course, looms large. Some were victims - to the indiscriminate firing of the terrorists and others died in trying to save the lives of others - prey in the hands of unprecedented violence. Every bullet signaling the reign of hatred, that overrides courage.

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