We then walked towards Nariman House, also called Chabad House, a Jewish outreach centre, where six of its occupants, including Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, who was five months pregnant, were killed by the terrorists.
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Situated in a narrow lane in Colaba, one is most likely to miss the five-storeyed building. The watchman at the gate told us that nobody stayed in the building anymore. But the House is getting a facelift for a memorial service to be held there on the first anniversary of the strike. The small wall opposite the building still bore bullet marks. Above the holes in bold red letters in English and Hindi were painted a simple but effective message: "We condemn the 26-11-08 terror attack". We turn around and head for home.
Image: A cameraman filming the bullet riddled wall outside Nariman House after a multi-faith candle light vigil November 2009 photo shows to commemorate last year's terror attacks at the house in Mumbai. Photograph copyright Associated Press. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.