Indian-Americans largely lean towards the Democratic Party, but there are always exceptions like Shalabh ‘Shalli’ Kumar, an Ambala-born Indian-American Punjabi industrialist from Chicago.  After creating a stir some years ago by putting together a trip for US lawmakers to meet Narendra Modi when he was persona non-grata in Washington, Kumar has made a splash at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland by pledging a US$ 1.1 million contribution to the Trump campaign.

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