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26/11 attacks: Goli, girl born under gunmen’s fire, turns 10

Published Nov 26, 2018, 2:19 am IST
Updated Nov 26, 2018, 2:19 am IST
Mumbai 26/11 attacks:
 Mumbai 26/11 attacks:

Mumbai: Nicknamed ‘Goli’ (bullet) by her parents, Tejaswini Shyamu Chauhan, has an inexorable link with one of the darkest chapters in the city’s history. 

The child’s mother, Viju Chauhan (37), was in the throes of labour when two terrorists breached Cama & Albless Hospital on the fateful night of November 26, 2008. 

At the exact moment when Tejaswini breathed her first breath, at 10.50 pm, Pakistani gunmen Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail set foot on the landing of the stairway leading to the building terrace, lobbing grenades and holding off a team of policemen two floors below with sustained machine gun fire. Ms Chauhan said, “Joy and sorrow went hand in hand as my bundle of joy was delivered amidst terrorists’ bullet fire outside the hospital.” 



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