Amitabh Bachchan paid tribute to the martyrs and victims of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks at the Gateway of India in Mumbai on Tuesday. The actor delivered a powerful performance on stage and left the audience emotional. The function had his son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai and daughter Shweta Bachchan in attendance.
Amitabh, wearing a black kurta-pyjama and a shawl, began his performance with ‘Kya sare jahan se achha Hindustan hamara?’ as Shiamak Davar dance group performed alongside him.
Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan arrived hand-in-hand for the evening. While Abhishek was in a black suit and sported a moustache, Aishwarya was in a yellow suit. Shweta wore white for the event.
Amitabh later shared several memorable pictures from the event on his blog and wrote, “In the memory of 26/11 .. the survivors .. and the stories of strength .. and love for the Nation ..” He also kept awake till midnight as he waited for the arrival of his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s birth anniversary on Wednesday.
He wrote on his blog, “At the stroke of the midnight hour, the bells shall ring in the birth of Babuji .. 27th November 1907 .. and an avalanche of nostalgia and memory shall flood the gates .. The memories travel with me each day .. they reside by my side , by my reach, by ever within the read of some immediacy .. that is him , Babuji …. and all that was his and his mind was there for me .. and is for the rest .. each moment a craft to be learned to be in awe of and more so now when his absence be real .. and unadjustable ..”
Earlier in the day, Amitabh had retweeted a tweet about martyr Tukaram Omble who took around several rounds from Ajmal Kasab but captured him alive and wrote, “salute .. in the sacrifice and the honour .. .”