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Ian Grillot to be honoured by India House Houston

Press Trust of India  |  Houston 

Indian-Americans will honour a 24-year-old American who was injured while trying to intervene during a racially-motivated shooting in Kansas that left an Indian techie dead and another injured.

Ian Grillot was injured when he tried to intervene in the shooting by a Navy veteran targetting Indians at a bar in Olathe, Kansas last month.


Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and his colleague Alok Madasani was critically injured in the shooting.

Grillot will be honoured as 'A True American Hero', at the 14th annual gala of Indian House Houston here on March 25.

"Without all the prayers and positive support from everybody, I wouldn't be doing as well as I am right now. It's been a blessing to be alive. I am looking forward to attend House Gala event on March 25, in Houston, TX. You guys are wonderful and I thank you all for such a support," Grillot said.

The annual Gala is the main fundraising event of the House, with all proceeds going to the day to day community programmes and expansion of House.

"We are privileged to honor Ian Grillot at our biggest event of the year. We invite all Houstonians to come, celebrate Ian's true American spirit and support House's annual fundraising event," said Jiten Agarwal, Board Member and 2017 Gala Chair of House.

Guests of honour this year include many dignitaries including India's Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, former US Ambassador to David Mulford, former US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Master Chef Vikas Khanna.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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