Chennai floods: Hindu couple name daughter 'Yunus' after Muslim saviour

Updated: 09 December, 2015 09:35 IST | Agencies |

They named the newborn after the MBA graduate who rescued the woman from neck-deep water and rushed her to a hospital

Chennai: Among tales of humanity emerging from rain-battered Chennai is a story of a Hindu couple that named their newborn after a Muslim who came to their rescue when the crisis blew them over.

Chitra and Mohan of Urapakkam, which suffered one of the worst flooding in the city’s southern neighbourhood, named their daughter Yunus after the MBA graduate, who rescued the pregnant woman from neck-deep waters and moved her to a hospital. The couple thanked him by naming their daughter after him, with the businessman now promising to take care of Yunus’s educational expenses.

Narrating the experience, Yunus said, "I hail from Nungambakkam and I realised on the night of December 2 something is not right and I thought of helping my friends in Urapakkam area, which was one of the worst-hit areas due to the heavy rainfall."

The screams of a woman in the area initially sounded like a frightened reaction to Yunus and his friends, but "later I realised she was undergoing labour pain", Yunus said."

First Published: 09 December, 2015 02:26 IST

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