As the smoke cleared from the two south Mumbai hotels and the commandos secured these properties, friends and family were confronted with the painful task of identifying the dead. While the Taj hotel's casualty list is still not available, the names that emerged from the Oberoi confirmed people's worst fears. The list included well-known names from Mumbai's business and social circles.
Yes Bank's non-executive chairman and co-promoter Ashok Kapur, businessman Sunil Parekh, developer Pankaj Shah and solicitor Anand Bhattwere among those found dead at the Oberoi. Kapur's body was found on the 19th floor of the hotel on Friday evening. He had gone for dinner to the hotel with his wife Madhu, who managed to escape. Kapur owned a 34% stake in Yes Bank along with the bank's MD & CEO Rana Kapoor.