American Who Stopped Bullet For Indian Techie Gets 100,000 Dollars
Houston: US citizenI Ian Grillot who literally stopped a bullet trying to save Indian techies Srinivas Kuchibhotla and his friend Madasani was felicitated by Indian- Americans here on Saturday with a purse of 100,000 dollars. Grillot was also hailed as a ‘true American hero.’ This happened at the 14th gala of India House Houston.
The citation said as an act of gratitude the Indian American community of Houston is trying to help Grillot to buy a house.
Srinivas was killed on the spot when a former Navy man shot at him in a restaurant in Kansas City. Murali’s body was brought to Hyderabad and the final rites were performed. Grillot took a lot of time to recover from bullet injuries.
The Kansas shooting has rocked the Indian community, which has been living amid concerns of rising hate crimes and racism in the country. The incident also raised tensions back home in India.
Ian Grillot also has an open invitation from the Indian officials to visit India.