Chennai couple names newborn after Muslim rescuer

HAPPmussaviourChitra and Mohan of Chennai who hail from Urapakkam, one of the worst flooded areas, have named their newborn daughter after a Muslim man who went to their rescue and saved Chitra from neck-deep waters when she went into labour.

The newborn girl is named Yunus after the MBA graduate businessman who heard Chitra’s screams and realised she was in labour, and he moved her to hospital by boat.

Yunus the rescuer was surprised when he was told that the baby was named for him and he promised to take care of his namesake’s educational expenses.

Yunus modestly shrugged off the praise and gave the credit for the rescue to his friends and the fishermen who helped.