Chennai : Among tales of humanity emerging from rain-battered Chennai is a story of a Hindu couple who have named their newborn after a Muslim man who came to their rescue when the crisis blew them over.
Chitra and Mohan, hailing from 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 Yunus by naming their daughter after him, with the businessman now promising to take care of his namesake’s educational expenses.
Narrating the experience, Yunus said, “I hail from Nungambakkam and I realised on the night of December 2 that something is not right and I thought of helping my friends in the 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 told PTI.
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