Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid tribute to the victims and soldiers of the 11/26 terrorist attacks in Mumbai on the 13th anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack that left 174 dead and more than 300 injured.
Speaking to Twitter, Mr Pattnaik paid tribute to them by posting a photo of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel made of sand on Puri Beach in Odisha. “Never forget,” he wrote.
Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attack which left at least 174 dead, including 20 members of the security forces and 26 foreign nationals, and more than 300 injured.
Never forget. pic.twitter.com/vSoIul8uEr
– Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) November 26, 2021
The terrorist attack was carried out by 10 gunmen believed to be linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist organization based in Pakistan.
Armed with automatic weapons and hand grenades, the terrorists targeted civilians at numerous sites in southern Mumbai, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji station, the popular Leopold Cafe, two hospitals and a theater.
While most of the attacks ended within hours of starting around 9:30 p.m. on November 26, terror continued to unfold in three places where hostages were taken: Nariman House, where an outreach center was located. Jewish, and luxury hotels Oberoi Trident and Taj Mahal Palace and Tower.