A retired college professor from India who stuck in Dubai due to Covid19 lockdown died of heart attack on Saturday.
He reached Dubai to visit his daughter stuck there due to sudden flight suspension following the lockdown in India and UAE. So, he could not fly back to India and died of a heart attack, his family said on Saturday.
M Sreekumar, 70, and his wife Sreekumari from Kerala, were visiting their daughter Sreeja, a teacher in Sharjah. They were to return to Kerala on Saturday but that was not possible as the flights were suspended, the Gulf News reported.
“Unfortunately, we cannot fly his body to Kerala at this point of time. So, the family has decided to cremate him in Sharjah,” a relative was quoted as saying. Sreekumar, a statistics professor, had retired from Maharajas College in Ernakulam in Kerala.