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.
#MetroMan – Dr. E Sreedharan, we are humbled and delighted that you are joining our Task Force for #Kerala in spite of your busy schedule. Your experience and insights will be invaluable in helping shape the #recovery, #rebuilding and #rehabilitation programs. #rebuildingKerala pic.twitter.com/Jcgr1tyOdF
— Shamsheer Vayalil (@drshamsheervp) August 22, 2018
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.