ife was very different for Sadashiv Chandrakant Kolke 12 months ago. He worked at a small restaurant in Mumbai and had a regular income, most of which he sent home to support his family.
But everything changed on November 26 when he took a friend to the city's main railway station, just as two men walked on to the concourse and began firing indiscriminately with AK-47 assault rifles and lobbing hand grenades.
The 39-year-old was one of more than 100 people injured at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Fifty-two people lost their lives in the hail of bullets. "I was amongst the first to be hit," Kolke told AFP, pointing to a scar on his neck. I am not sure what happened after that. It's like a blur. I fell down and feared I would not live. All I did was take God's name. I blanked out after that."
Image: Employees and guests use curtains to escape the Taj Mahal hotel, site of one of the shootouts with terrorists, as fire engulfs the top floor in Mumbai on late November 26, 2008.
Text & Images: AFP