Watch: Lulu’s Yusuff Ali flies to Kerala to thank those who saved him after helicopter crash

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MA Yusuff Ali with Rajesh, Biji and their son at their home in Panangad, Kerala.
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Abu Dhabi: Chairman and Managing Director of the Lulu Group, based in the United Arab Emirates, MA Yusuff Ali traveled especially to Kerala in India to offer his “gift of love” to those who saved him, him, his woman and others after a helicopter crash eight months ago, the retailer told the group on Sunday.

Ali, his wife Shabira and five others, including the pilot and co-pilot, narrowly escaped following a forced landing of their helicopter in a swamp amid heavy rains and high winds on April 11 in Panangad, a small village in the suburbs of Kochi.

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Eight months after the crash, Yusuff Ali visited the villagers who first came to their aid without even knowing who they were, fulfilling his promise to meet them in person after recovering from spinal cord injuries that he had suffered during the accident.
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Eight months after the accident, Ali visited the villagers who first came to their aid without even knowing who they were, fulfilling his promise to meet them in person after recovering from the spinal cord injuries he had received. ‘he had suffered during the accident.

The group said Yusuff Ali first visited the home of Rajesh, a local resident, and his wife Biji, who is a police officer.

He recalled that it was Rajesh who first rushed to rescue the passengers after the helicopter landed on its stomach in the waterlogged plot.

He thanked the couple for their invaluable rescue efforts despite the inclement weather and not knowing who and what.

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MA Yusuff Ali meets Peter, the owner of the land where the helicopter crashed on April 11.
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Couple act appreciated

Ali specifically thanked Rajesh for evacuating him and others from the crash site and providing them with first aid. He also thanked Biji for running to the nearest police station to report the case and bring in the police.

He said the local residents made an invaluable humanitarian response.

Presenting the couple and their young son and daughter with gifts and a check, which the group described as “gifts of love,” he also offered all possible support for the upcoming marriage of a relative of Rajesh, the group said.

Later, he went to inspect the crash site with Rajesh and Biji and expressed his gratitude for his miraculous survival on this land.

He also visited Peter, the owner of the land where the accident occurred, and presented him with gifts.

The accident happened as Ali was flying away from his residence in Kadavanthra to visit a relative at a hospital in Nettoor. He was seen traveling to the area by helicopter on Sunday, then taking a luxury car to the crash site.

The residents appreciated his gesture and expressed their gratitude to him.


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