An Indian national has been dubbed the ‘worlds luckiest man’ after he won the lottery just six days after surviving the Dubai plane crash.
The man, Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khada who was a passenger on last Wednesday’s flight that burst into flames on the runway of Dubai’s airport, scooped up $1 million (€895,000) after purchasing Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire ticket at the very same airport.
The 62-year-old grandfather who thankfully walked away unscathed from the crash and currently works in a Dubai car dealership, bought the ticket in the airport on his way to Thiruvananthapuram in the south Indian state of Kerala. However his return trip, he was seated on the plane that crash landed and caught fire.
The man who is blessed with good fortune happily collected his prize on Tuesday – just four months before he was due to retire.
Mr Khada told ‘Gulf News’: “I have been working in Dubai for 37 years, and I have always felt like this is my country.”
“I live a simple life, and now that it’s my time to retire, I feel like God gave me a second life when I survived the plane crash, and blessed me with this money to follow all this up by doing good things”.
Mr Khada also said he plans to move back to India and try to find a job where he can help people in need: “I am blessed to have finally won with Dubai Duty Free and can’t wait to share the news with my family. If you ask me about my plans, I obviously want to help the children in Kerala who are less fortunate than others and need some financial help and medical support. I was poor, and I know what people go through”