Houston: Indian-Americans will honour a United States citizen who was injured while trying to intervene during a racially-motivated shooting in Kansas that left an Indian techie dead and another Indian critically injured.
Ian Grillot, a 24-year-old American received injuries when he intervened in the Kansas shootout which aimed to target Indians at a bar in Olathe.
Grillot will be honoured as 'A True American Hero', at the 14th annual gala of Indian House Houston, in the event that will be held on March 25.
"Without all the prayers and positive support from everybody, I wouldn't be doing as well as I am right now. Its been a blessing to be alive. I am looking forward to attending India House Gala event on March 25, in Houston, TX. You guys are wonderful and I thank you all for such a support," Grillot told media.
In the Kansas shooting that took place in February, Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed and his colleague Alok Madasani was critically injured.
The annual Gala is the main fundraising event of the India House, with all proceeds going to the day to day community programmes and expansion of India House.
Guests of honour this year include many dignitaries including India's Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, former US Ambassador to India David C. Mulford, former US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal, Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Master Chef Vikas Khanna, United States Ambassador to India Richard Verma and Member of Indian parliament Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo.