Thiruvananthapuram :The mortal remains of a UAE-based Kerala businessman arrived at the Kozhikode airport here on Thursday night.
Joy Arakkal, 54, died in UAE, last Thursday. According to a report quoting Dubai Police, it was a case of suicide, as he jumped from the 14th floor of a building, due to financial reasons.
Arakkal had a fledging business in the Middle East and was engaged in dealing with petroleum products in a big way with numerous facilities of his across the countries there.
He was in the news last year when his 45,000 sq ft mansion modelled on the lines of a ship was built at Manathavady in Wayanad district.
Arakkal was a hugely popular figure in the hilly district due to the various charity activities that he was involved in.
The untimely demise of the businessman came as a shock to all those who knew him and for many in the district who had received his help.