Tycoon’s Last Phone Call

Andreas Liveras, 73, went to the Taj for dinner and a drink, but found himself caught up in the terror. The British-Cypriot owner of a yacht company, who had a fortune of about £315 million ($400 million), phoned the BBC when trapped in a room in the Taj Mahal as outside terrorists fired AK47 rifles and exploded grenades. “The hotel is shaking every time a bomb goes off,” he told them. “Everybody is just living on their nerves.” Then the phone call ceased. When Liveras’s body was found, he had been shot multiple times.