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26/11 slain couple remembered as newborns named after them

The gruesome killing of the Jewish couple -- Rivka and Gavriel -- at the Nariman House in Mumbai during the 26/11 attacks in this metropolis last year has evoked global sympathies with many newborns being named after them.

india Updated: Nov 26, 2009 21:54 IST

The gruesome killing of the Jewish couple -- Rivka and Gavriel -- at the Nariman House in Mumbai during the 26/11 attacks in this metropolis last year has evoked global sympathies with many newborns being named after them.

According to Israeli Magazine 'Chabad', more than 500 newborns have been named after the couple. Soon after the news of their gruesome death spread on various channels and newspapers, a wave of support for the slain couple and their orphaned child Moshe spread globally, it said.

The magazine has a regularly updated special column dedicated to the Rabbi and his wife, which invites details of all the toddlers who have been named after the couple along with their stories, photographs and videos.

The section has details of about 64 toddlers displayed on it but it claims to have details of more than 500 toddlers with the numbers still rising.

"The above list is incomplete. For example, we know that on that same Tuesday when the funeral was held, two circumcisions were celebrated in Kiev, Ukraine, with both boys given the name Gavriel Noach. We don't, however, have their full names or pictures," the magazine wrote in an article.