Time magazine honoured Ian Grillot, the US national who took a bullet for an Indian while trying to intervene during a shooting in Kansas.
Grillot’s is among the “5 Heroes Who Gave Us Hope in 2017” in the Time Magazine.
“I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if I didn’t do anything,” Grillot said in an article posted by Time on Thursday.
The magazine saluted the Kansas man as the “bargoer who stepped into the line of fire.”
“Without all the prayers and positive support from everybody, I wouldn’t be doing as well as I am right now. It has been a wonderful year and a blessing to be alive,” Grillot said.
Earlier this year, Grillot was honoured as ‘A True American Hero’ by the Indian-American community in Houston which raised USD 1,00,000 to help him buy a house in his hometown Kansas.
Grillot was watching a televised basketball game at the restaurant when a gunman approached Srinivas and Alok, both 32, and reportedly told them to “get out of my country.”
Grillot was shot in the chest in an attempt to keep the assailant from harming others.