United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020: Masala King Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading, as part of his social responsibility initiatives, will give INR 2 million as compensation the next of kin of all those who died in the Air India Express flight that recently crashed at Karipur airport. “The aircraft was captained and operated by one of the most distinguished and experienced commanders, Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, a decorated IAF officer. My father Mr. Mahadev Datar was an ex IAF officer and I have a strong affinity to the Air Force. When I heard this news I immediately felt the urge to do something for the victims and this is a small gesture from my side,” said Dr. Datar.
“The ill-fated flight had many passengers who had lost their jobs. In addition, there were many people who were going back after their visit visas got expired. As I understand many of the passengers had financial difficulties. This is a personal initiative from my side to reduce the burden on the families who were dependent on those who passed away in the air crash. Though this will in no way compensate for the loss of lives, at least this gesture from my side will help the family to tide over their difficulties,” he added
This is a CSR initiative from the side of Dr. Datar and so far he has spent more than a million dirham from his own fund to repatriate many Indians who got stuck on account of the Pandemic. His efforts to repatriate over 1800 stranded Indians were well appreciated by the Indian community as well as the local and expatriates living in this region. Dr. Datar apart from providing the air tickets also met the COVID test fees. In addition, he also provided food kits and made free quarantine arrangements, the cost of which was paid by him. “I have initiated the compensation process and I am coordinating directly with the Air India disaster management team to ensure that the compensation reaches the right hands in a seamless manner. As always, I have the total support from Indian Consulate in this mission also,” he pointed out