Abu Dhabi: With the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa, these 4 Malayalees are in pain after losing their father’s position. His personal assistants KB Mohammad Kaliath, Mohammad Kutty (Mammu) Kallamveettil, Ummer Haji Onnarakattayil and Abubaker Kuttipurathodi from Malappuram Randathani, Thrissur, spent more time with Sheikh Khalifa than they did at home.
They say the father treated them like children and that they were given UAE citizenship because of this bond. All of them were housed free of charge at the Abu Dhabi Al Bateen Palace. Sheikh Khalifa left with the desire to visit Kerala, said KB Mohammad, a senior member of the group. He was with the royal family even before the formation of the UAE and is still 75 years old. Sheikh Khalifa’s companion for 51 years at home and abroad.
Sheikh Khalifa has been seen more than Father and Mother in his life and it is an indelible loss, said Muhammad Kutty. After 48 years of work, he has been able to get close for 36 years. There are more than 600 Malayalees in various departments of the Albatine Palace with hundreds of employees. KT Aboobacker recalls that he had never seen anyone in his life treat his employees so kindly. His face has never darkened in 45 years.
He would ensure the well-being of his companions while traveling abroad. Ummer Haji testified that Sheikh Khalifa was responsible for all the good fortune in life. They also say that once they get citizenship, they can complete their children’s education for free. The children have completed higher education in the best universities in the UAE and are working in top positions in leading institutions.