26/11: Baby Moshe's survival a 'miracle'

The room of baby Moshe. (DH Photo by Mrityunjay Bose)

How two-year-old baby Moshe came down to the second floor from the fifth floor of the Nariman House is one thing that still remains unanswered.

"It is nothing but a miracle," said Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky, who heads the Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai.

He said that Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka were found dead by security forces in the second floor.

"By the accounts that we have, baby Moshe was in a fifth-floor room secured in a crib," Kozlovsky told DH coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

After killing 6 people, the two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were holed up in the fourth and fifth floors - where they were eliminated by Black Cat commandos of the National Security Guards.

"Amidst the gunshots, after several hours, when Moshe's nanny Sandra was making an escape, she heard a child's cries coming from the second floor," he said, adding that she went up to find Moshe crying near the bodies of his parents.

"But how Moshe, who was short of two years, came from the fifth floor to the second floor...no one knows....its a miracle," he said.

The Nariman House (Chabad House) was rechristened as Nariman Light House on Monday.

On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived by sea route and opened fire indiscriminately at people killing 166, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others, besides damaging property worth crores.

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