Eid Special: Celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna meets Muslim family that saved him during Mumbai riots
Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna met with the Muslim family, after 26 years long search, that saved him during the 1992 Mumbai riots. Khanna broke the news on his Twitter account.
Vikas Khanna said, "This is one of the happiest day of my life. @AnupamPKher ji had interviewed me last year for @republic & I shared the story of Muslim family that saved my life during riots. WE FOUND THEM & today I shall break the fast with them Vikas Khanna Anupam Kher."
Last year, Khanna revealed this incident in a candid interview with Anupam Kher on Republic TV.
Vikas Khanna breaking Roza
The Indian-American chef in a candid interview with actor Anupam Kher on Republic TV, revealed that every year since 1992, he has fasted for a day during the holy month of Ramadan to honour the Muslim family he credits for saving his life during Mumbai riots of 1992.
Vikas Khanna expresses gratitude
Presumably, after meeting the family Khanna thanked people for helping him to trace the people who saved his life. He Tweeted, "Heartwarming evening. All Heart. Tears. Pain. Pride. Courage. Humanity. Gratitude. This will be the most significant and important EID of my life. Thank you everyone to connect me with my souls."
Khanna fasts for one day during Holy month
Khanna on his Facebook page shared his ordeal during the Mumbai riots. He writes: "#RamadanMubarak to all. May this Holy month be filled with blessings of peace, prosperity and love.
I was training in the kitchen of SeaRock Sheraton, Mumbai in 1992 December when riots broke and whole city was under fire.
We were stuck in the hotel for days. Iqbal Khan and Wasim Bhai ( Trainee Chef and a waiter, whom I lost touch with forever) and their families sheltered me and nurtured me during this time.
Since that year, I fast for 1 day during the Holy Month to thank them and keep them in my prayers."
Love you all.
Khanna served PM Modi and Sushma Swaraj
Indian Chef Vikas Khanna has served PM Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who were in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Sushma Swaraj visited Permanent Mission of India along with her delegation and had Indian food served by Khanna.