Hajinder Mutta's wrist was fractured and part of his ear was severed when he and members of his family were the victims of an unprovoked attack by a group of white youths in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The 47-year-old, who was born in the city, says he was stunned to be targeted because of his race and fears for the city's reputation for multiculturalism.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which is believed to have been carried out by as many as nine young men and took place on the corner of St Vincent's Street and Buchanan Street at 3.20am.
The businessman had been enjoying a night out with his relations, many of whom were visiting the city for a family reunion. The family members were heading home when they were attacked.
He said: "We were walking along and had become spread out, so I didn't know what was happening. I saw my son Taylor standing talking to a young guy and then he was punched in the face.
"I ran up to try to intervene. My cousin's son had his turban ripped from his head and he could hear them shouting at him.
"It all happened so fast. There was no argument between us or anything. There seemed to be people coming from everywhere and they just surrounded us and began hitting and punching us."
The attack ended when two members of the charity Glasgow Street Pastors intervened and the gang ran off.
The attack comes against a backdrop of falling violent crime in Glasgow, with the latest figures showing a decrease of more than 30% last year.
Mr Mutta and two of his friends were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he received plastic surgery to repair the damage to his ear.
He said he is saddened that his members of his family, who had travelled from across the UK for the reunion, now think Glasgow is not safe for people of Asian descent.
He said: "I have been out in the city on many times and worked in the licensed trade. I have never seen or been the victim of anything like this before.
"It was like something out of the past and a return to the days when Glasgow was considered a violent place. I worry for the city if guys like this are wandering about and it is very concerning ahead of the Commonwealth Games next year, when so many people from different cultures will be visiting the city."
He added: "My dad came to this country in the 1950s and I have grown up here. I'm as Glaswegian as you can be. Do we have less of a right to go out than anyone else?"
Police are treating the attack as a racially motivated incident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. The gang members were described as young men in their early-20s who were wearing polo shirts and jeans.
Detective Constable Stuart Knutt said: "This was an unprovoked and vicious attack on a family out enjoying themselves. This part of Glasgow was very busy at the time with people leaving nightclubs and pubs, or getting public transport, and we would like anyone who saw this group or the incident to contact us.
"We believe the men who carried out the attack may have been in nightclubs before the incident and we would like to talk to anyone who may have seen them."