Chennai: Hindu Mother-to-be Saved from Floods – Parents Name Newborn after Muslim Rescuer

Chennai: Perhaps this represents the true spirit of Indian culture, ethos and spirit. The Indians as a whole may have thousands of castes, creeds and cultures, yet, in moments of crisis, they can unite as one, sinking all their differences.

A report from the flood-hit Chennai reasserts the faith that can be placed in India’s unity in diversity. Chitra and Mohan live in Urapakkam suburb in Chennai. Chitra was in her ninth month of pregrancy, with two days left for the expected date of the new arrival.


But they were stranded in their home, literally neck deep in water. Muhammed Yunus, a public-spirited citizen, who is always ready to go out of the way to help others, received the distress call through mobile message apps.

Taking the help of a few friends, Yunus fetched boats and sailed to track down the house. It took him four hours to locate the place. There was no power anywhere. They could hear the screams of a large number of people shouting for help from tops of the roofs. Many of them had climbed on to the trees to stay above water.

Yunus rescued two families. It was only after they made themselves comfortable in the boats that he came to know that one of the women was expecting a baby with the due date two days away.

The boat could be rowed to the main road in about 15 minutes. On the way, the boat was about ram into a tree that had crashed and was lying across the road. Chitra reportedly lost her senses with the impending danger.

To keep her conscious, Yunus started narrating her stories, until finally getting her admitted to a hospital.

When asked what motivated him to execute a risky mission of this kind, he only said that if one did not help others in need, all the money possessed was only scraps of paper.

Indeed a great message implying that all riches and comforts are worthless when faced with nature’s fury. Yunus’ extraordinary act needs extraordinary appreciation and recognition, according to the family.

When Chitra gave birth to a girl child, they could not have done anything better than naming her Yunus, in lifelong gratitude to him for saving the family.

In another case, an IAF helicopter airlifted a pregnant woman who was stuck in the middle of rising water. She gave birth to twins in the hospital.


  1. Such news must give big headlines in the Indian news papers. How a young man through burying the religious tag showed compassion and sacrifice for the suffering people? He has truly displayed the religion taught by GOD, which is love.

    Mr. Yunus, indeed you are great hero, we are very proud of you. India needs such great souls for a better day of peace-prosperity and laughter.

  2. Dear readers,

    The mass media should exercise caution when reporting with fancy tag line. Humanity should not be attached with once religion. It should be instantaneous with his own compulsion and thoughts.

    There are many soldiers patrolling our borders bearing their chest willing to sacrifice for this nation. If media start heroic action with religion then nation will collapse due preferential reporting.

    I appreciate Mr.Youns action, hope Almighty reward him at the day of judgement.

    Jai Hind

  3. “Perhaps this represents the true spirit of Indian culture” – Report.

    Seriously? A good samaritan goes out with his friends and rescues people from drowning. And, our society wants to make a big deal about it because he happens to be a Muslim!!! Why do our society and especially the clueless media have such a low standards for Muslims? What does media really think of Muslims? Do they expect Muslims to be heartless and ignore people crying for help when the entire city is under water????

    This is called soft bigotry of low expectations!!!! Would the media have reacted the same way if a Catholic charity had rescued families during flood? Not at all !! Would media have reacted the same way if Ramakrishna Ashrama or ISKCON folks supplied free food and supplies to families? No – Not at all!! However, when it comes to Muslims, media shows its bigotry by lowering standards. Sad reality!!!

    • Chennai: Hindu Mother-to-be Saved from Floods – Parents Name Newborn after Muslim Rescuer.

      Original R.Pai – “However, when it comes to Muslims, media shows its bigotry by lowering standards. Sad reality!!!”

      Original R.Pai is suffering from “hotte Uri” that the Hindu Mother named her rescued child after the Muslim who saved.

      Paimaam, the media did not lower standards, but it is you who lowered the standard of Hindus.

      The media did not report on the fact that the Muslims rescued, but on the fact that a “Hindu Mother thanked by her gesture of naming the child after the man who saved”.


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