Moshe Holtzberg, who survived 2008 terror attacks, on Tuesday arrived in Mumbai for the first time since the tragedy struck the family more than nine years ago.
"Shalom...bahut khushi (I'm very happy)," said a shy 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, who arrived at the Mumbai airport at around 8.15 am. Moshe’s grandparents, nanny Sandra Samuels, and a psychologist also accompanied him.
"I feel very happy to come to India, to Nariman House where I am going to pray. I will say hi to the people of India. I feel very good in this country," his grandfather Rosenberg said.
Moshe, who was two-years-old when his parents Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg were killed during the siege by 10 Pakistani terrorists in November 2008, will return to the Nariman House and unveil a ‘live memorial’ for the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks.
PM Narendra Modi met Moshe and his grandparents during a visit to Israel in July last year and told him that he could visit India anytime. While meeting Modi, Moshe had said, “I remember our connection to Nariman House. I hope I will be able to visit Mumbai and when I get older, live there.” “Dear Mr Modi, I love you and the people in India,” Moshe had said.