Air India’s Abu Dhabi area sales manager collapsed and died at work in the airline’s airport office on Saturday afternoon.
Airport doctors examined Rajesh Parekh, who was suffering from a heart problem, and declared him dead. His body, which is now kept at the mortuary in Abu Dhabi, is to be sent home to India after completing the necessary paperwork.
His two sisters, one in India and the other in USA, are expected to arrive in Abu Dhabi soon to claim the body.
Parekh, 53, who hailed from Mumbai, had been working in the UAE capital for almost 31 years. His death was mourned by colleagues and the Indian community in Abu Dhabi.
Air India Abu Dhabi informed its customers and employees that a day of mourning will be announced later. "We deeply mourn the demise of Mr Rajesh Parekh, area sales manager, Abu Dhabi on February 9. His family is expected to arrive to receive his mortal remains. A prayer meeting will be held in Abu Dhabi after the cremation. Date will be advised later," said a condolence message from Air India Abu Dhabi office.
Akbar Travel manager dies in Dubai
The Dubai branch manager of Akbar Travels, an Indian travel and tourism company, died on Saturday night, Akbar Travels said in a statement.
Ahmed Khasim of Akbar Travels Dubai said the 65- year-old S.D. Swamy, who hailed from Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, passed away on Saturday night after cardiac arrest.
“His wife Radha Swamy and their three sons, Sampath Swamy, Anand Swamy and Babu Swamy are here and his only daughter Vanitha Dutta, who is in the USA, will come for the funeral at the Jebel Ali crematorium.
“He went home after work and at about 10.30pm he was suffering from chest pain and an ambulance was called. He was rushed to Rashid Hospital where he died,” added Ahmed Khasim.
The deceased was in charge of the Deira, Karama and Al Qouz branches of Akbar Travels.