Prominent Gulf-based businessman and Shifa Al Jazeera medical group Chairman Dr. KT Rabeeulla has been awarded with the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’, constituted by the Rotary Club of Trivandrum Royal, for his philanthropic activities.
The award will be presented at a function held at the House of Parliament, London, UK on 20 July, with various political and cultural leaders from India and Britain participating.
Dr. Rabeeullah has won many accolades during the three-decade long services in the social and charitable fields. In 2013, he was conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the highest honor accorded to overseas Indians by the Indian government for his pioneering role in enhancing India’s image globally.
Dr. Rabeeullah has received much acclaim for his philanthropic activities, one of which is his support for his native village of East Kodur in Malappuram district in the South Indian state of Kerala. He has offered several families free auto rickshaws and has supported disadvantaged students by sponsoring their fees and scholarships.
Dr. Rabeeullah recently started a charity initiative worth US$1.5 million to be distributed within three years for the needy and destitute families. Recently, he extended help to the family of Jisha, a law student who was brutally murdered in Perumbavoor, Kerala, by offering five percent of land to construct a house and BHD1,800 to Jisha’s mother as assistance.
Also, Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group has disbursed Rs. 50,000 (BD300) each to the families of those killed in the fireworks accident at the Puttingal Temple at Paravur, Kerala. And, the group has provided drinking water for the residents near the Puttingal temple in the wake of the tragedy. Nearly 300 families near the mishap site have benefited from the program. He also offered jobs for the qualified hands from the family members of the deceased at the Group’s establishments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.
He has been instrumental in building closer links between India, the diaspora and the host country governments for the welfare of the local Indian community.