Grandfather of Moshe Holtzberg, who arrived in Mumbai nine years after he lost his parents during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, on Tuesday said that Mumbai is a lot safer now.
Moshe Holtzberg arrived in Mumbai this morning with his nanny Sandra Samuels.
Moshe's visit comes at a time Nariman House is being converted into a "living memorial" to the 26/11 victims, eight of whom were killed there. Barely two years old then, Moshe was saved by his nanny Sandra Samuel.
Addressing the media here earlier, Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky, Director of Chabad-run Jewish center at Nariman House had said that Moshe will be accompanying Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on January 18 for the inauguration of a memorial project dedicated to those killed in the 26/11 carnage. "Apart from Nariman House, the second place that Moshe wants to visit is Gateway of India", Kozolovasky said. I will say hi to the people of India.
While meeting Modi, Moshe had said, "I remember our connection to Nariman House".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Moshe and his grandparents during a visit to Israel in July previous year and told him that he could visit India anytime.
Moshe returns to Mumbai after 9 years.
The memorial, being set up by Jewish organisation Chabad-Lubavitch, will be formally announced on Thursday during a visit by Netanyahu (and Moshe), Rabbi Israel Kozolovasky, who now heads Nariman House, said.
He would be returning to the house where his mother last kissed him, his father last hugged him and would try to recollect all those happy moments of togetherness, leaving behind the pain he has gone through.
Moshe is travelling with his grandparents to India.
"This was the place where he last heard their voices". The memorial will include the apartment where the Holtzbergs lived, as well as the sites where the killings happened.
"We are very excited about this programme". The terrace of the Nariman House will be turned into a garden where names of all the victims will be engraved.