SS TILAWA 1942 | The Forgotten Tragedy | Nov 23 1942
SS TILAWA 1942 | The Forgotten Tragedy | Nov 23 1942
Enjoy this official recording of the 80th commemoration of the S.S. Tilawa held on Wednesday November 23rd 2022 at 18:00, Grand Hotel, Mumbai India. Over 100 attended including His Majesty's British Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Alan Gemmell, Bollywood legend Mr. Johnny Lever, and Commodore Koshy. Families connected to the Tilawa tragedy attended. The commemoration was hosted by Mr. Mukesh R. Solanki (aka Kash Kumar), and Mr. Emile Solanki, supported by the Maritime Mumbai Museum Society.
Listen to a “Witness History” episode by Ben Henderson on at BBC World Service aired on May 9th 2023.
Featuring the forgotten tragedy of the ill-fated S.S. Tilawa. Mr. Arvindbhai Jani, and Mrs. Tejparkash Kaur Manget are 2 known survivors who were interviewed and told some of their recollections.
Also, 94 year old Mr. Mervyn Maciel lost his family, and was a teenager at the time.
Thank you Ben Henderson and BBC World Service!
Listen to our third radio interview with Ben Jackson on BBC Radio Leicester, U.K (March 27th 2023). We provide an update on the upcoming commemoration to be held on the 81st anniversary at the London Greenwich Maritime Museum.
Listen to our second radio interview on BBC Radio Leicester, U.K, with Ben Jackson. This was our second interview with Ben, providing an update following the 80th commemoration of the ill-fated S.S. Tilawa 1942 The Forgotten Tragedy.
Runa Ashish from Webdunia attended the Press Conference at the Mumbai Press Club on Tuesday November 22nd 2022. For the 80th commemoration of the S.S. Tilawa, we held this press conference to give the local media an opportunity to meet known survivor Mr. Arvindbhai Jani. Since the commemoration was by invitation, we were able to share some of our program with the press.
Zeeshan Kazi from Sahara Adhikar attended the Press Conference at the Mumbai Press Club on Tuesday November 22nd 2022. For the 80th commemoration of the S.S. Tilawa, we held this press conference to give the local media an opportunity to meet known survivor Mr. Arvindbhai Jani. Since the commemoration was by invitation, we were able to share some of our program with the press.
Special thanks to Hrishikesh Kannan on Radio One International India 94.3 FM for interviewing Emile Solanki and Anita Yewale. The conversation focused on the S.S. Tilawa story, plans for the 80th commemoration on Wednesday November 23rd 2022 in Mumbai India, and the role of the Maritime Mumbai Museum Society. This was the first opportunity in the India media world to share the Tilawa 1942 The Forgotten Tragedy story.
Special thanks to Shabnam Mahmood and Ankur Desi on BBC Radio Asian Network and World Service for covering the S.S. Tilawa story on Monday November 28th 2022.
Special thanks to Gadija Ahjum on Radio 786 100.4 FM South Africa, for covering the S.S. Tilawa story on Wednesday November 23rd 2022. This was the very day the S.S. Tilawa sunk, and it was fitting to do this radio interview from Ballard Estate Mumbai India where the 80th commemoration was being held. We were pleased the S.S. Tilawa Foundation from South Africa joined the conversation.
Reporter Rajiv Popat of ITV News Central interviews Kash Kumar a radio broadcaster. His grandfather the late Mr. Nichhabhai Chibabhai Solanki drowned during the Japanese attack of the S.S. Tilawa. Kash Kumar is a Leicester boy. He and his son Emile Solanki recently hosted the first ever commemoration of the S.S. Tilawa forgotten tragedy on the 80th anniversary in Mumbai India. It was an event not only to officially acknowledge the incident but to also memorialize the lost of 280 lives.
John Coster the Founder of the Documentary Media Centre in Leicester interviews Kash Kumar & Emile Solanki for the Conflict Memory & Education project. They discuss the origins of the story, the development of this website, the international court drama, stories shared, a survivor found, and the plans for the future which including the commemoration in Mumbai.
We invite you to listen to our conversation on Lyca Radio with the Rt Hon Mr. Keith Vaz. He interviews Founder of Tilawa1942.com Emile Solanki, Pravin Jivan son of a Tilawa survivor, and also Bina Jani daughter of the last known survivor Arvindbhai Jani.
Listen to our radio interview this week on @sabrasradio , Leicester, U.K. You can hear the piece on our website, our YouTube channel, or on @sabrasradio Thank you Don Kotak and @sabrasradio for allowing us to share our efforts to give greater attention to Tilawa 1942 The Forgotten Tragedy.
On Friday October 28th 2022, reporter Daniel Henry of ITV News London interviews Mr. Arvindbhai Jani, age 83, a survivor of the S.S. Tilawa. This is the first time a S.S. Tilawa passenger is seen on Television. Special thanks to ITV News London for taking this story. Next month we will commemorate the 80th anniversary in Mumbai India, with the presence of Mr. Jani and his family.
Enjoy listening to this radio interview on CII Radio, which includes a very special interview with SS Tilawa Survivor, Mr. Chunilal Navsaria.
Listen to a recent interview regarding the S.S. Tilawa, published on November 1st 2022 from Durban South Africa’s Islam Radio International.
Mr. Maulana Junaid Karsany interviews founders of the SS Tilawa Foundation South Africa regarding the tragedy, and in the context of approaching the 80th anniversary. Mr. Haroon Tar Mahomed and Mr. Ashraf Roomaney provide their personal connection to this historic incident.
The quest remains to find answers to many burning questions.
On October 12 2022, at 17:30, Johnny Vaughan Radio Presenter mentioned the recent silver bars salvage court of appeals ruling between Ross Hyett of Argentum Exploration Ltd. and the Republic of South Africa.
Dedicated to the missing & surviving victims of the SS Tilawa tragedy.