This Article is From Nov 27, 2015

A R Rahman's Stirring Tribute to Those Who Died on 26/11

A R Rahman's Stirring Tribute to Those Who Died on 26/11

This image was posted on Facebook by A.R. Rahman

New Delhi: Music maestro A R Rahman has shared his rendition of the classic song Hum Ko Man Ki Shakti Dena as a tribute to those who died on the night of 26/11 in Mumbai seven years ago.

Rahman posted the video on his Facebook page and dedicated it to the "victims of hate."

Humko Mann Ki Shakti Dena - On this day, in 2008, humanity was tried, tested and annihilated. This song, written by...

Posted by A.R. Rahman on Thursday, 26 November 2015

The song was written for the 1971 film Guddi by Gulzar, set to music by Vasant Desai and originally sung by Vani Jairam. It is still sung as a prayer in schools across India.

On Thursday, the Rahman-backed Qyuki, a social media digital platform, organised a musical tribute in memory of the martyrs of 26/11. Singer Avanti Nagral performed Michael Jackson's We are the World. Actor Boman Irani, who performed Frank Sinatra's My Way, told NDTV, "It's an honour to come together with leaders of so many religious faiths and spread the message of peace. This is also tell the world that no matter what, Mumbaikars will stand together and stand up to those who terrorise us."

On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived by sea and opened fire at several prominent Mumbai spots including Taj Mahal Hotel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Cafe Leopold. The attacks continued toll November 29 and left 166 people dead and several others injured.

Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist captured alive, was hanged four years later on November 21, 2012.

With inputs from PTI