Nariman House, a Chabad Lubavitch Jewish center in Colaba known as the Mumbai Chabad House, was taken over by two attackers and several residents were held hostage. The house was stormed by NSG commandos and, after a long battle, the two attackers were killed. However, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivkah Holtzberg (who was six months pregnant) were murdered with other hostages inside the house by the attackers.
According to one report, Nariman House, not the Taj Mahal Hotel, was the prime target on November 26. The Mumbai crime branch, which is investigating the terror attacks, has found that the attackers' handlers in Pakistan were clear that this operation should not fail under any circumstances. The rest of the operations were intended to amplify the effect