Pumas 4 Palin

Martyrs of Mumbai – And the unsung heroes

Posted on: November 29, 2008


Please watch this clip of NDTV that highlights some of the problems the Mumbai Fire Department dealt with. Hopefully, it will bring some relief to all those frustrated souls. This video shows the extreme nature of the fedayeen attack, the first of its kind on Indian soil. Just think how many lives were saved!


It is believed that there could be as many as 100 more bodies yet to be uncovered and removed from the Taj Hotel. Far too many nooks and crannies of the hotel have simply been deemed ‘clear’ but not cleared yet. The hotel is on a path to recovery, denial and damage control (in more ways than one).

But the good news still keeps coming:

ND-TV has this nice clip about a public announcer at the main commuter train terminal CST, who should be credited with saving hundreds of lives by non-stop announcing to incoming train passengers to use the back exists, avoid the main platforms or stay put on trains. (where was the control center manager, did he know to Shutdown and keep trains from coming in at all, or was the Center even clued in). In this clip, they talk about the announcer booth staff turning lights off, and coming under fire themselves. But, they continued making announcements.

In this chilling article,  we read about news photo editor Sebastien D’Souza of Mumbai Mirror who ran across the street from his office upon hearing gunshots, and literally stalking the two terrorists who were on rampage at the CST station. He followed them with a long lens camera, at times as close to them as 40-50 feet, shooting one of the iconic photos of the terrorists – ordinarily I wouldn’t wish to ‘recognize’ the cavemen with a photo, but in this case the drama is just compelling – while going about coolly clicking, and dodging the bullets, Mr.D’Souza was also advising commuters to flee to safety. He said the killers were very calm and unconcerned as they went about firing.

Chilling Image - Mumbai Terrorist

Chilling Image - Mumbai Terrorist / Belfast Telegraph


This clip of ND-TV is a wonderful tale of a doctor couple caught in the terrorist seige, and how they gave emergency treatment and saved the life of a bullet riddled hotel employee.

 Below is the screen grab from a  short video clip, of the Jewish boy Moshe being carried away by his caregiver and saviour.

Moshe / Moses  -  His caregiver/savior

Moshe / Moses - His caregiver/savior



Original Post

As I type this, Indian news tv is reporting that the siege of Mumbai is over, hundreds have been rescued from luxury hotels, but sadly hundreds have also perished at the hands of the cavemen.

The Taj Mahal  hotel has been laid to waste, the Jews of the Nariman House are dead. Indiatimes website here, gives a country by country tally of foreigners who died during the terrorist attacks.

And now the grim truth, news wires are buzzing at this moment that the Taj Hotel is still under inspection, no cameras allowed thank almighty, but the security folks are cautioning that the hotel is one huge death ground. ‘Bodies everywhere’ is one phrase used.

Anti Extortion Cell Chief Vijay Salaskar


Final Journey of Mumbais beloved ATS chief Hemant Karkare


Hemant Karkare - Vijay Salaskar - Ashok Kamte

 I will leave it to others to put up the grim photos of carnage or the manic visage of the terrorists themselves. Here, I would prefer to honor the fallen heroes of Indian security and law enforcement.

Funeral of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan

Funeral of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan

In no particular order, names of some of the security personnel who gave their lives in the battle against the cavemen. And their native places in India.

NSG Commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnanof Bengaluru (Bangalore City)

ATS Chief Hemant Karkare of the City of Mumbai  (State of Maharashtra)

NSG Commando Gajendar Singh Bisht,  rank Hawaldar, birthplace Dehradun, State of Uttaranchal

Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte, City of Mumbai

Assistant Inspector General Nana Saheb Bhonsle, City of Mumbai

Deputy Inspector of Police, Baburao Sahibrao, City of Mumbai

Police Constable Rajiv Khandikar, City of Mumbai,

Assistant police inspector Tukaram Umbale.


I should also mention the name of Times of India journalist/editor Sabina Sehgal Saikia.  She died on the sixth floor of the Taj hotel. And skipper Amar Singh Solanki  of fishing trawler The Kubera,  he was found dead in his boat, bound, gagged and shot. The motor vessel apparently used by the terrorists to sail (from Pakistan?) to Gateway of India.

Someone after my own heart has already uploaded a video to YouTube, here it is:

I’ve been scouring the web for good posts and summaries, since I don’t watch tv and online feeds of Indian tv give me a headache, some of my finds will be linked in updates. Like this one: 

WWW-SENIOR MAGAZINEhas a nice round up of the anecdotal account of unsung heroes.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Stars and Stripes For Ever

Fight Back, Fight For Sarah!

Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund

Please Contribute Today

Contact Form

I am a Palin Puma

Puams 4 Palin

Follow Sarah On Twitter

RSS Sarah Palin on Facebook

  • Slaying Salmon July 15, 2014
    Home from commercial fishing grounds in Bristol Bay, and here's Piper helping slay salmon to market! A good season for wild reds on the Nushagak, Piper hopes to make enough to cover, maybe, a cell phone bill. Do you agree, as I’ve said before, we need more girls holding up fish in pics instead of holding up iPhones in selfies?!  It’s always wonderful re […]
  • Restoring Honor August 28, 2010
    What an honor it was to speak today at the “Restoring Honor” Rally in D.C. The following is the text of my remarks. You can click here or here to watch a video of it.- Sarah PalinPhoto by Shealah Craighead“Restoring Honor” RallyAugust 28, 2010  Washington, D.C. Thank you so much. Are you not so proud to be an American?What an honor. What an honor.We stand to […]
  • First Leg of the "Good Tidings and Great Joy" Book Tour November 6, 2013
    Looking forward to heading out on the first leg of our "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour! I wanted to share with you some of the pre-Thanksgiving schedule and details. (More to come!) We look forward to seeing you on the road, having the opportunity to spread the positive message of this book and really share in the true spirit of the Christma […]
  • It Takes a Village... to Slay a Salmon July 3, 2013
    The beauty of catching some of our Alaskan species with fins is the amount of meat harvested with each fish. Rod and reeling red salmon, or, my favorite, a big (or even not so big) halibut ensures you've got a few dinners taken care of even when feeding a bunch of people.We had a blast hauling in halibut in Homer a few days ago, despite the cold rain an […]
  • Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg June 30, 2013
    Today marks the beginning of the week-long ceremonies commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. There will be a full re-enactment of the battle, discussions with panels of historians, and of course a re-reading of the Gettysburg Address. But as Lincoln affirmed when he dedicated that hallowed ground, nothing we say or do can “add or de […]
  • #SOTUGottaBKiddingMe February 13, 2013
    If you missed President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, you didn’t miss much – especially if you watched any of his past four State of the Union addresses. We heard the same recycled rhetoric, and we heard his Orwellian declaration that the cornucopia of new federal programs he proposed, as well as his intention to eradicate world poverty, wou […]
  • New Year's Resolution to Keep the Faith! January 1, 2013
    Best wishes to everyone for a happy New Year! In the coming days there will be a great deal of debate about the goings-on in the political arena and the shenanigans in Washington. Constitutional commonsense conservatives must stay engaged and hold our “leaders” accountable to the voice of average everyday hard working Americans or we will very soon become an […]

Pumas Heart Palin

RSS Conservatives 4 Palin

RSS Governor Palin 4 President

New Badge of Outrage

RSS NEWS-BUSTERS! Don’t Believe What You Read Elsewhere!

  • On Fox, Former Obama Admin Flack Marie Harf Denies That the Left Is Hostile to Christianity March 18, 2018
    On Friday's Outnumbered, former Obama State Department spokesman Marie Harfwas "sort of ... offended" when asked why there is "such an open animosity to Christianity from those on the left." Harf rejected the idea "that there is something inherent among the left that means we don’t like Christianity." Gosh, what would make […]
    Tom Blumer
  • What? ABC Panelist Suggests Tillerson Was Fired to Ensure a War With Iran March 18, 2018
    In what really could only be described as a completely bonkers conspiracy theory, The Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel suggested Sunday that Rex Tillerson was fired from the secretary of state position because his replacement was funded by the Koch brothers and because the administration wanted a war with Iran. If you’re confused, don’t worry, th […]
    Nicholas Fondacaro
  • Para reportaje sobre los grupos de odio, Univisión cita a SPLC como fuente ´independiente´ March 18, 2018
    A modo de un golpe autoinfligido, Univisión nuevamente acudió al desacreditado Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) para exagerar el alegado aumento de ´grupos de odio´ en los Estados Unidos durante el primer año del gobierno de Trump.
    Kathleen Krumhansl, Ken Oliver
  • Sharpton Likens Himself to James Bond vs Koch Brother 'Villains' March 18, 2018
    On Sunday morning's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, during the "Gotcha" segment, host Al Sharpton lamely compared himself to James Bond as he likened conservative donors Charles and David Koch to Bond-type "villains" because of their support for conservative causes.  
    Brad Wilmouth
  • Wrecked: Ben Shapiro Destroys Stelter for Denying Media’s Liberal Bias March 18, 2018
    In a bit of must-see TV, conservative icon and Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources this Sunday to debate host Brian Stelter on the topic of the media’s liberal bias. As would be expected, Shapiro wiped the floor with Stelter as he called out CNN for blatantly pushing a gun control agenda and not being objective.
    Nicholas Fondacaro

RSS Larry Johnson Gives Lying No Quarter!

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Country Before Party

Crack the Acorn for Truth

A World Wide Blog

Live Traffic Watch

Back Posts

%d bloggers like this: