May 5, 2011

Indian nanny who saved toddler in 26/11 attacks to be honoured


Sandra Samuel, the brave Indian nanny who became famous for showing exemplary courage in saving the life of a toddler risking her own during the 26/11 terror attacks on Nariman House in Mumbai, would be honoured by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.

The public recognition of Samuel’s brave act will be made at the Ceremony of Remembrance of the Day of the Holocaust and Heroism as Israel prepares for Independence Day celebrations next week.

The Indian nanny captured worldwide attention as she barged into the Chabad house, amid shooting by terrorists all around her, and rescued two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg from the clutches of death.

She has been living with Moshe and his grandparents in Israel since then, and was conferred an honourary citizenship by Israel last year.

Moshe, who lost his parents Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg in the Mumbai terror attack, has been chosen to light one of the torches, alongwith his grandparents, at the offical ceremony of the Day of Independence of Israel next week.