Indian celebrity chef fasts every Ramadan in honour of Muslim family who saved his life

Chef Vikas Khanna had been trying to trace a Muslim family that had saved him from a rampaging mob during the 1992 Mumbai riots

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Indian celebrity chef Vikas Khanna fasts for one day every Ramadan in honour of a Muslim family that had saved him from a mob during the 1992 Mumbai riots.

Khanna has been in search for the family for over two decades and every year writes about them on his Facebook page. 

 

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The Hindustan Times reports that last year the chef revealed in an interview with actor Anupam Kher that in November 1992, Khanna – who was then a trainee working at Hotel Sheraton Sea Rock was caught up in the communal violence that spread across the city and he was given refuge by a Muslim family who saved his life.

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 https://t.co/wldNhL5it2

— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) June 11, 2018

The family convinced the mob that Khanna was a member of their family and their son which consequently saved him from the mob. 

This year, he finally managed to trace the family after 26 years.

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. pic.twitter.com/apdposBSDe

— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) June 12, 2018

 

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