Does heroism have a Marathi manoos hue for the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, even if the martyrs lost their lives protecting Mumbai?
A hoarding an MNS leader posted in Mahim, north-central Mumbai, to mark the first anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks, omits National Security Guard commandos Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and Havaldar Gajendra Singh Bisht who lost their lives battling terrorists at the Taj Mahal hotel and Nariman House respectively.
Both heroes, Bengaluru-based Unnikrishnan and Dehra Dun native Bisht, were honoured with the Ashok Chakra, the country's highest award for valour during peace-time, this Republic Day.
The MNS hoarding has photographs of all the other security personnel killed during the 26/11 attacks.
Image: The MNS hoarding at Mahim, north-central Mumbai. Photograph: Satish Bodas