Rajan Kurian with wife Berly Rajan Kurian, son Brian, daughter Bella and mother Valsa
Dubai, May 22: A 43-year-old Indian businessman won USD one million (approximately Rs 7.59 crore) in the Dubai Duty Free draw.
Rajan Kurian, who owns a construction business in Kerala, had bought the ticket online.
Mr Kurian said he was grateful for the win, considering the gloomy circumstances prevailing in the world due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I will set aside a good part of my win to help the needy. I feel grateful with the win but I need to share it with people who need it," he said.
Mr Kurian said some of the money will go into growing his business.
"The last few months have been tough with the COVID-19 situation. My business has come to a standstill. This money will be put to good use," he said.
An Indian expat also won a BMW motorbike in the lucky draw held on Wednesday.
A longtime resident of Dubai for 30 years now, 57-year-old Syed Hydrose Abdulla, who works as a public relations officer in a beverages company, had also bought the ticket online.
Dubai lucky draw: Kerala man wins Rs 7.59 crore; NRI wins BMW motorbike