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Remembering Tukaram Omble, The Policeman Who Took 40 Bullets From Kasab's Gun, But Caught Him Alive

The year was 2008 and the date November 26. It was the one of the worst terrorist attacks to happen in Mumbai. Fifty-three-year-old Tukaram Omble was on a police bandobast near Girgaum Chowpatty - Mumbai's most iconic beachfront.

He received a wireless message that two armed terrorists had carjacked a Skoda sedan and it was speeding in his direction. The car stopped at the bandobast and out stepped Kasab from the passenger side, his AK-47 pointed at the waiting policemen.

Tukaram Omble threw himself at Kasab, even though he was unarmed.


He was one of the many heroes who sacrificed their lives during the Mumbai terror attack of 26/11, and today we remember him.

Omble was a jawan in the Indian army before he joined the Mumbai police. He took on Ajmal Kasab and Ismail when they exited Cama Hospital, after they had opened fire on defenceless commuters at the CST railway terminal. They killed more than 50 people there.

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