"He developed witness testimony confirming that the young innocent Sikhs had been murdered as part of a widespread programme of terror by the government at that time against Sikhs," said a statement by the Punjabi American Heritage Society of Yuba City.
Tandon will be honoured at the Sacramento Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) on Saturday. He will be honoured again on Sunday when US Congressman John Garamendi and California Assembly member John Gallagher will present an award to Tandon at the Yuba City annual festival at Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds. Tandon is the second winner of the heroism award by the Punjabi American Heritage society. Last year, US police officer Brian Murphy, who had been shot multiple times while saving Sikhs in a racist attack at Oak Creek Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, was honoured with the award.