Village Renamed to Remember 26/11 Braveheart

Mumbai: Sultanpur, a small village in Maharashtra will now be called ‘Rahul Nagar’ to honour Rahul Shinde, a paramilitary constable who laid down his life to save Mumbai from terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in 2008.

Martyr Rahul Shinde hailed from this village. He was a constable of the Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force (SRPF). He was among the first security personnel who dared to enter the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in south Mumbai taken over by terrorists.

A bullet from terrorists had hit Shinde’s abdomen. He was conferred the President’s Police Medal posthumously for his supreme sacrifice.

Residents of Sultanpur decided to rename their village after the homebred braveheart. In 2010 His father erected a memorial of Rahul in the village. Financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh provided by Mumbai Corporation was used for this memorial.

Lakh All the government formalities for renaming the village are complete. Preparations are on for the official renaming ceremony.

On November 26, 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan attacked Mumbai, killing 166 people, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others during the 60-hour siege of the city.

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