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  Newsmakers   14 Jun 2018  Chef Vikas Khanna finds Muslim family that saved him during Mumbai riots

Chef Vikas Khanna finds Muslim family that saved him during Mumbai riots

Published : Jun 14, 2018, 12:00 pm IST
Updated : Jun 14, 2018, 12:00 pm IST

Khanna found the family after 26 years.

Vikas Khanna.
 Vikas Khanna.

Chef Vikas Khanna finds the Muslim family that saved his life during the deadly 1992 riots in Mumbai.

In a 2017 interview with actor Anupam Kher for Republic TV, Khanna revealed the events that on folded during that time. When the riots broke out, he had been working as a trainee in the kitchen at the Hotel Sheraton Sea Rock. He learned that buildings were set on fire in Ghatkopar, the same area his brother happened to be at the time.


Worried, he set out to look for him. For close to two hours Khanna wandered the streets looking for his brother. A Muslim family spotted him walking on the streets and soon rushed him inside their home in a bid to save his life from a mob nearby.

Seeing this, the mob rushed to the home to question the family about his identity. The father told them he was his son. For the next two days he lived in the home of the kind strangers. Some members of the family even set out to locate Khanna's brother, who they managed to find.

For 26 years, he would honour the family that came to his rescue by fasting for one day during the month of Ramzan.

Now, after the celebrity chef finally found them, he revealed on Twitter that this Ramzan, he will be breaking his fast with them.

Tags: vikas khanna, ramzan, mumbai riot, twitter