When death was standing 15 feet away
During a TV interview, Gautam Adani mentioned that incident, whose scene he can never forget. On November 26, 2008, Gautam Adani reached Hotel Taj in Mumbai for a business meeting. He had a meeting with the CEO of Dubai Port, Mohammad Sharaf. He was about to return after finishing the meeting, when the client stopped for coffee. He was waiting for his coffee in the lounge of Taj when the sound of ‘Dhay-Dhay’ started coming. Bullets were flying everywhere. The sound of people screaming and shouting was echoing. Before he could understand anything, the hotel staff asked him to hide under the table. He was told that the hotel had been attacked by terrorists.
encounter with terrorists
Gautam Adani hid under the table for several hours. He saw that the terrorists were firing indiscriminately with guns in their hands. People are being targeted. A bomb blast was also done in the corridor. Gautam Adani was seeing everything with his own eyes. The hotel staff took out Adani and the rest of the guests from there and took them to the basement kitchen. They were kept hidden there for hours. On November 27, ATS and police personnel safely rescued Adani and other guests present there. Gautam Adani is unable to forget this scene till date.
Kidnapped for ransom
Even before the terrorist attack, his life was in danger. He was kidnapped for ransom in the year 1997. Kidnappers had asked for a ransom of Rs 15 lakh crore. He mentioned this incident in an interview with the Financial Times. According to the charge sheet of the police, the miscreants had forcibly stopped their car and kidnapped them. Although Adani himself managed to escape from the clutches of the kidnappers. Adani had said in an interview that even today I get a little embarrassed while talking about this.
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