DUBAI: Life of Abdul Wahab, a UAE-born Hyderabadi has taken a dramatic turn as scores of readers opened their hearts and purse to help him following a July 7 Gulf News report describing his plight.
Wahab, the Indian restaurant manager had see harrowing days since March 2015 after he mistakenly tossed a bag with over Dh105,439 in trash bin.
“My phone has not stopped ringing. I am stunned by the overwhelming response and have no words to thank all those who have come to my aid,” said the 37-year-old in a voice choked with emotion to the Gulf News.
“The way people opened their hearts and purse strings for me is incredible. I have got Dh82,400 because of their collective efforts. UAE is a country that truly cares and the help extended to me by people from various nationalities have once again reinforced that fact and restored my faith in humanity,” he added.
Wahab was issued a case withdrawal letter and now he is looking forward to meet his ageing parents in India’s Hyderabad as he haven’t seen them for seven years.
“I have paid dearly for my carelessness. Now I want to put my past behind me and start life afresh. But first I want to go to my hometown Hyderabad and meet my ageing parents whom I haven’t seen for seven years, I can’t wait to get my passport back. Four years ago, my life changed in a matter of days. Now, it has changed again, but for the better,” he added.