Time magazine has honoured Ian Grillot, the US national who took a bullet for an Indian while trying to intervene during a racially-motivated shooting in Kansas early this year. Grillot’s name features in the magazine among “5 Heroes Who Gave Us Hope in 2017”. Grillot, then 24, was injured when he tried to intervene in the shooting by a Navy veteran targeting Indians at a bar in Olathe, Kansas, in February.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed in the shooting that also left his colleague Alok Madasani, critically injured. “I would’nt have been able to live with myself if I didn’t do anything,” Grillot said in an article posted by Time.
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 would’nt be doing as well as I am right now. It has been wonderful year and a blessing to be alive,” said Grillot.