Dubai: Cherikka Parambil Rajeevan, 61, one of many victims of the Dubai-Kozhikode Air India Categorical flight crash on August 7, was flying residence to make preparations for his daughter on the ill-fated flight.
Round 70 days after the crash that left 21 together with the pilot and co-pilot useless, Rajeevan’s daughter Anusree has obtained an surprising marriage ceremony present from Dubai.
The present of Rs100,000 for Anusree, whose marriage ceremony is on Monday, October 19, went from Dhananjay Datar, chairman and managing director of Al Adil Buying and selling, who had introduced an support of Rs2million for households of all 18 victims whose deaths have been declared instantly after the crash.
As promised, Datar transferred Rs100,000 every to the households of all 19 deceased passengers (as three extra died later) final week after gathering their contacts by means of Gulf Information, which had reported on October 7 that they have been but to obtain the promised support. Attributing the delay to the non-availability of proper contacts of the relations of the victims, Datar mentioned he transferred the promised quantity to all of the households, who had grouped collectively on WhatsApp. Datar mentioned he was additionally trying ahead to extending the identical assist to the households of the pilot and co-pilot.
The household group is called after Karippur, the situation of the Calicut Worldwide Airport the place the flight IX1344 skidded off the runway, nosedived right into a valley and broke into two on that wet evening. On receiving the help from Datar final week, the deceasded households’ members held their first full-fledged Zoom assembly and invited Datar to thank him.
Talking to the still-grieving relations attending the assembly, to which Gulf Information was additionally invited, Datar mentioned he felt the necessity for supporting them since many of the passengers have been flying residence after being stranded within the UAE as a consequence of numerous causes together with job loss and wage lower. The relations thanked him for his form gesture.
Well timed assist
It was then that Nishi, spouse of Rajeevan, broke into tears and thanked him saying that the help was a well timed assist for the household as they have been getting ready for the marriage that was postponed after Rajeevan’s loss of life. On understanding concerning the marriage ceremony deliberate on Monday, Datar despatched an extra Rs100,000 to Rajeevan’s household.
Talking to Gulf Information over the telephone from Kerala on Sunday, Nishi and Anusree mentioned they didn’t count on one other particular support from him for the marriage. “I’ve no phrases to precise my thanks,” mentioned Anusree, who nonetheless weeps on a regular basis holding the images of her father and the garments that he had worn final, in response to her mom. “She is our youngest little one and she or he was essentially the most connected to her father. It was his massive dream to get her married off,” mentioned Nishi.
She mentioned Rajeevan, who labored for 20 years as a twig painter at a automobile workshop in Dubai, had taken 10 days’ depart to attend Anusree’s marriage ceremony engagement in February. “We had deliberate to carry the marriage in July and he had booked his ticket too. However, that bought postponed as a consequence of COVID-19 state of affairs. He had tried to fly twice earlier, however in useless. Lastly, he booked ticket for this flight and we then fastened the marriage on September 13 in order that he can attend the marriage after quarantine.”
With the help from Datar, she mentioned the household purchased additional gold ornaments for Anusree and did some upkeep work at their home the place the marriage will happen on Monday. The marriage will likely be a easy affair with solely 40 individuals collaborating, she mentioned.
Dying certificates disaster
As soon as the celebrations are over, Nishi and her youngsters should chase one other matter. They nonetheless haven’t obtained the legitimate loss of life certificates of Rajeevan, which is required to course of the authorized heirship certificates. As reported by Gulf Information on October 7, greater than a dozen households haven’t but obtained legitimate loss of life certificates as a consequence of spelling errors and discrepancies with the names written within the passports.
Whereas most of them have managed to type out the problem with the native authorities later, Nishi mentioned hers is likely one of the two households who’re but to obtain the right loss of life certificates. “In our case, his identify was solely written as Rajeevan and there have been spelling errors in his dad and mom’ names. We hope we don’t should run round any longer for fixing it.”
Through the on-line household assembly, relations of different crash victims additionally aired their anguish over the apathetic perspective of the native departments chargeable for issuing the loss of life certificates. They mentioned they have been pulling by means of by supporting one another mentally by means of the group and would stand united of their future strikes to hunt rightful compensation from the governments and the airline.