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$100,000 award to US man who took bullets for Kuchibhotla

$100,000 award to US man who took bullets for Kuchibhotla
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Ian Grillot, 24, who was injured while trying to intervene during a shooting in which Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in a Kansas bar...

Houston: Ian Grillot, 24, who was injured while trying to intervene during a shooting in which Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in a Kansas bar was on Sunday felicitated by Indian-Americans with $100,000 in Houston.

Grillot was also hailed as 'A True American Hero' at the 14th annual gala of India House Houston, a community centre of Indian-Americans in Texas. "It is not every day that one meets a genuine hero - a person who risks his life for another, and takes a bullet for a complete stranger. Ian Grillot is a man who reminds us of the promise of America and its greatness," said Jiten Agarwal, chair of the annual gala.

"On behalf of the Indian-American community in Houston, India House recognised this selfless act beyond the call of duty and has extended the community's gratitude to Ian Grillot by helping him to buy a house," the India House Houston said, in a Facebook post.

India House raised $100,000 as part of an initiative supported by the Consul-General of India in Houston Anupam Ray to help Grillot buy a house in his hometown of Kansas. The cheque was handed over by India's Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna.

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