Six years after 26/11 attacks, Mumbai's Chabad House reopens
Putting behind the horrors of the 2008 terrorist attack, Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai at Nariman House reopened on Tuesday.
The Jewish learning centre, was one of the main targets of Pakistani terrorists who held Mumbai to ransom for four days in November 2008.
Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, his pregnant wife Rivky and four others were killed in the attack. Their two-year old son Moshe was saved by his Indian nanny, Sandra Samuel. Now both of them are in Israel.
On Tuesday, the fully renovated six-storeyed Nariman House in South Mumbai’s Colaba area will see a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia following which the centre will be inaugurated.
In memory of the tragedy, a museum is to be set up on the fourth and fifth floors at a cost of $ 2.5 million.
A total of 166 people were killed and over 300 injured in the attacks, which targeted Hotel Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Hotel Trident-Oberoi, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Leopold Cafe, Nariman House, CamaHospital and other locations in the city.
Image: A rabbi touches a wall riddled with bullet holes in front of Nariman House
Photographs: Sahil Salvi