Rahul Shinde was one of the first police personnel to enter the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in south Mumbai . He was shot in the stomach by terrorists and killed in the 2006 Mumbai terror attacks .
Mumbai: Sultanpur, a town in Maharashtra with a population of 1,000 to 600 residents, will now be called Rahul Nagar because the village's residents have changed its name in honor of a local who laid down his life while battling terrorists during the 2006 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.Rahul Shinde, a constable of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), was killed in the terror attacks 14 years ago.After reports of terrorist attacks, Mr Shinde, who hails from Sultanpur in Madha tehsil of Solapur district, was one of the first police personnel to enter the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in south Mumbai.Mr Shinde was shot in the stomach by terrorists and killed him, and while the government gave him the Presidents Police Medal posthumously for his supreme sacrifice, the Sultanpur residents decided to rename their village after him as he was born and raised there.All of the district's official functions have been completed.On the eve of the 14th anniversary of the 2611 attacks, Subhash Vishnu Shinde, the father of late Rahul Shinde, told PTI that we are now waiting for the official renaming ceremony, adding that he said, We are waiting for the confirmation of dates from the dignitaries and guests, who were then Deputy Commissioner of Police (zone-I) in Mumbai, to assist him in the process.It's finally done.I am now happy and do not need anything more. Subhash Shinde has two more children, one of whom is a son and a daughter.He now lives with his older son, who was married a few years back.Rahuls' mother is also being grieved.She hasn't come to terms with the situation herself...She's also unable to digest Rahul's death, he said.Mr Shinde said the family is also involved in farming.Mr Shinde placed a memorial of Rahul in the village in 2010, using Rs 10 lakh collected from the Mumbai civic body. Ajmal Kasab was the only terrorist to be captured alive.On November 21, 2012, he was hanged four years later.