A 37-year-old biker died in a motorcycle crash on Saturday, 23 April, in the UAE. An ex-employee of the Indian Consulate’s attestation services in Dubai, Japin Jayaprakash, was all set to inaugurate his new company of branding and advertising on Monday, 25 April (today).
Many people are already paying their tributes to him. Asif, who has been a friend of Japin for more than 22 years, said, “I cannot accept it. We were in school together, worked together, lived together, and were supposed to start our business together.”
“He was with me till late Friday night. On Saturday morning, he came into the office to finish some last-minute paperwork. We were scheduled to inaugurate our company together today evening.”
“Right now, I am in the hospital and attempting to get all the documentation together. We are hopeful that we will be able to get the repatriation accomplished today. I will be travelling with the body to India to his family.”
Japin was raised in the southern Indian state of Kerala and was a professional biker who took part in many riding events, both in India and worldwide. He had been out on a ride with his biking mates when the unfortunate accident happened.
Asif said, “He was an extremely experienced rider. I still cannot believe how this happened. But I guess I have to accept it. Now my priority is to make sure his kids are taken care of.”
Japin’s wife, Dr Anju, who is a homeopathy doctor, and his two sons, aged 5 and 1, went to India on Sunday.
Jassim Muhammad, president of the Indian Social Centre, Ajman, said, “He was a very hard working young guy. I hired him to work for me in 2009, and it was his first job. We worked together for five years before he moved on to another job. He was a charming person to work with.”