New Delhi, Delhi, India
Feb 28, 2018, 08.53 AM
When Sridevi died last Saturday, the Indian high commission in Dubai got in touch with Ashraf Thamarassery.
Ashraf, 44, from Kerala's Kozhikode, owns a garage in Ajman, 40 km out of Dubai.
In his other avatar, he has helped transport back home to over 38 countries the bodies of 4,700 men and women who have over the years died in the United Arab Emirates.
News reports Wednesday quoted Ashraf as saying he had spent three days getting all the clearances for Sridevi, and that he was at the embalming centre as well. Embalming is compulsory in the UAE if the body is not to cremated or buried there.