Kuwait fire: Mortal remains of 33-year-old Mumbai man reach city

15 June,2024 05:06 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

The last rites of Denny Karunakaran would be performed on Sunday, said his father, Baby Kutty

The building on fire. File Pic/PTI

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The mortal remains of Denny Karunakaran, one of the 45 Indians killed in a devastating Kuwait fire, arrived in the city in the early hours of Saturday, reported the PTI.

The mortal remains of the Mumbai man were kept in a mortuary in the city, and the last rites would be performed on Sunday, said his father, Baby Kutty, a resident of Malwani area in the western suburbs of Mumbai, according to the PTI.

The body of Denny (33) was received by his family at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport around 3.45 am.

Kutty said that Denny had travelled to Kuwait four years ago and was an accounts and sales coordinator with NBTC, as per the PTI.

"I spoke to him around two months ago, and we had planned to fix his marriage. I met him two years ago, he was looking to buy a flat and was working hard. His death has come as a shock to his family, friends and neighbours," the distraught father said, the news agency reported on Saturday.

Denny studied at Wilson College in south Mumbai and moved to Bible College in Punalur, Kerala, for further studies.

At least 49 foreign workers, 45 of them Indians, were killed and 50 others injured in the fire at a seven-storey building in Kuwait's Mangaf on Wednesday.

The remaining deceased were Pakistani, Filipino, Egyptian and Nepali nationals.

The building in southern Kuwait's Mangaf area housed around 195 migrant workers.

Kuwait fire tragedy: Mortal remains of Punjab man brought to Hoshiarpur

Meanwhile, the mortal remains of Himat Rai, who was among those killed in a devastating fire in southern Kuwait's Mangaf, were brought on Saturday, the PTI reported.

The mortal remains have been kept in a mortuary in village Singriwala.

The cremation will take place on June 17 as his family is waiting for some relatives to come from abroad.

The family of Rai, 62, lives in Kakkon, a suburb of Hoshiarpur city.

Rai, who was the sole breadwinner of his family, is survived by his wife, two married daughters and a minor son.

He had left India about 28 to 30 years ago and joined NBTC firm in Kuwait to earn his livelihood. He was working as a foreman in the fabrication department of NBTC, the family stated.

(with PTI inputs)

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