Kerala faced its worst floods in decades in August that resulted in lakhs of people being displaced from their homes and property damage worth hundreds of crores. Among the many heartening stories of humanity that emerged at the time was a video of a volunteer who went down on all fours to help elderly women climb an inflatable rescue boat.
The pictures and video of the fisherman, who was later identified Jaisal KP, went viral with many hailing the man for his heroism. In appreciation, a dealer of Mahindra vehicles in Kozhikode gifted him a brand new car. Pictures of the event were shared by the Twitter handle of the automobile dealer. (Read this news in Tamil here)
“Kozhikode-based Eram Motors has gifted a Mahindra Marazzo to Jaisal, who gained widespread attention for offering his back to stranded people to get into a rescue boat in the recent Kerala floods,” the tweet read.
പ്രളയക്കെടുതിയെത്തുടര്ന്നുള്ള രക്ഷാപ്രവര്ത്തനം നടത്തുന്നതിനിടെ ബോട്ടില് കയറാന് സാധിക്കാതിരുന്നവര്ക്ക് തന്റെ പുറം ചവിട്ടുപടിയാക്കാന് അനുവദിച്ചതിലൂടെ ശ്രദ്ധേയനായ ജെയ്്സലിന് കോഴിക്കോട്ടെ ഇറാം മോട്ടോഴ്സിന്റെ വകയായി മഹീന്ദ്ര മരാസോ സമ്മാനമായി നല്കി. pic.twitter.com/t61fAh6U8D
— Eram Motors (@EramMotors) September 10, 2018
proud to be working with @MahindraRise @EramMotors under the guidance of @anandmahindra @SiddeekAhmed who always have a special hand/heart for respecting the wise and needy who have the humanity in them. #respect #jasil #MahindraMarazzo #erammotors pic.twitter.com/yHreaB3qOa
— Arjun H Das (@arjunhdas) September 10, 2018
A Unique gift from @EramGroup @EramMotors & @MahindraRise to the #Humanitarian Act by #Jaisal Tanur. As an act of recognition and gratitude, we present the first #MahindraMarazzo to #Jaisal who submitted himself, alongside thousands, as a rescuer during the floods in Kerala. pic.twitter.com/AWjUzolLYq
— SiddeekAhmed (@SiddeekAhmed) September 8, 2018
Jaisal was given the first vehicle of the recently-launched Marazzo. The award was given in the presence of Kerala’s labour minister TP Ramakrishnan. Chairman of the Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra, also responded to the tweet lauding the dealer for his generosity:
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 11, 2018