NEW DELHI: Kerala-born Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, who had earlier announced a Rs 50 crore package for Kerala has got India’s Metro Man E Sreedharan to rebuild flood-hit state following the most destructive monsoon.
According to the Dubai-based Middle-East billionaire, Sreedharan will be a part of the group’s activities related to rebuilding and rehabilitation in the flood ravaged state, reported IndiaTimes.
The announcement comes at a time when the flood water receded and the rain-battered state is trying to recover from the worst flooding in nearly a century though the damages suffered to the infrastructure is enormous.
Son-in-law of Middle East retailing tycoon MA Yusuff Ali, Shamsheer is the founder and managing director of UAE-based VPS Healthcare, a network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. Yousuff Ali himself has donated Rs 5 crore to the flood relief in Kerala.
Shamsheer, a 41-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist is regarded as one of the richest Indian businessmen in the Middle East with an estimated of $1.7 billion, as per Forbes.
Earlier in 2018, the healthcare magnate along with his wife Dr. Shabeena joined The Giving Pledge, a campaign founded by Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, to encourage the wealthy philanthropists to contribute their wealth towards good causes.
This post was last modified on August 26, 2018, 2:41 pm