UAE-based Indian businessman MA Yusuffali, chairman and managing director of Lulu Group has pledged to donate of Rs 5 crore for the flood-hit south Indian state of Kerala.
Yusuffali is donating the money towards the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund to help the flood victims of the state, the group said in a media statement on Wednesday.
This was conveyed by Yusuffali directly to Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan, during a tele-talk today, the statement added.
During last year’s floods in Kerala, the retail tycoon had donated Rs 8 crore for Kerala flood relief through the same fund and separate funds created by three Malayalam media houses, Gulf News reported, citing a spokesperson.
“He had donated another Dh 5 million for the same cause through Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation,” he said.
Apart from this, the spokesperson said, Lulu’s employees also donated Rs 10 crore to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
Many other GCC-based Indian businessmen had also made huge contributions to rebuild Kerala after the devastating floods last year.
This year floods and landslides have caused massive destructions and claimed 100+ lives in Kerala.