businessman, richest MP-aspirant in Kerala's electoral
Kerala, March, 13, 2004
Mr P V Abdul Wahab filed his nomination papers here
on Friday for the ensuing Rajya Sabha polls for three
seats fallen vacant. Wahab replaces the late League
Secretary Korambayil Ahmed Haji, Rajya Sabha MP. He
is the Muslim League's Rajya Sabha nominee and the
richest MP-aspirant in Kerala's electoral history.
Wahab will now be the League's star
spokesman in place of the fiery-tongued G M Banatwala
of Mumbai whom the League recently dumped unceremoniously.
Profile of Mr.
P.V. Abdul Wahab
Abdul Wahab, a NRI businessman, has declared that
he was totally worth of Rs 130 crores.
The game plan has always been gumption, the Modus
Operandi has always been optimism. It is this unstinted
spirit that drives the transformation of Mr. P.V.
Abdul Wahab from an ordinary man into a dynamic entrepreneur.
The instance desire of his father, Late P.V. Alavikutty
and mother Mrs. Fathima, to make their eldest son
a college professor, coupled with his own unfulfilled
ambition to become an automobile engineer, resulted
in laying the solid foundation of Peevees Public School
in his own village, Nilambur, in order that many young
aspirants might fulfill his deprived boyhood desire
of becoming an automobile engineer.
When the ladder of success takes one right to the
pinnacle, everything around reflects the finest in
quality, the best in class. Mr. Wahab's business portfolio
includes a conglomerate spread across India and the
Notable among them are the
His U.A.E based businesses:
BRIDGE WAY GROUP OF COMPANIES - Bridge
way Trading Establishment, Dubai, Bridge way Real
Estate Promoting KARAMA CENTRE, Bridge way Shipping
and Freight Forwarders, Bridge way Contracting Company,
Bridge way Maintenance Company, AL OWAIS General Trading,
AL WAQAYA Pharmacy, Appolo Medical Centre, Coconut
Grove Restaurant, RABAT-AL-ZAINA Restaurant, Volga
Restaurant, House of Tools, Dubai and The Abu Dhabi
based Bridge way Trading Establishment, AL RAYIQA
Trading company And Emirates Tools Establishment.
His interest in Indian companies
include the Indus Motors - Calicut, Trivandrum,
Kochi, Kottayam, Canannore, Kanhagad (Agents for Maruti,
Yamaha etc.) Feroke Plywood Factory, Arun Processors
Erode (Textiles), Bridge way Textiles, Tirupur, Peevees
Triton - Marine Drive Project Kochi and the Mobil(U.S.A.)
Peevees Petroleum Products (a Rs. 275 Crore Project
at Chaliyam near Calicut).
Sustaining an appropriate balance between results,
integrity and concern for humanity, the Peevees Public
School has become the apple of his eye.
He is associated with various cultural and social
organization. Member of Rajiv Gandhi International
Sports Foundation, Malabar Development Board, Malabar
Chamber of Commerce and Chairman, MADAC (MALABAR AIRPORT
DEVELOPMENT ACTION COMMITTEE).
NRI Award: Mr. P.V.
Abdul Wahab was awarded the Lions Excellence Award
for the year 1997 by the Lions District 324-E1 Governor,
Lion Riyaz Ahamed for his outstanding service as an
NRI, in the field of social, economic and educational
advancement of Kerala.
"Hard work, determination and the goodwill
of my father, these two elements constitute what I
am today", says Mr. Wahab. Those intimidating
words, constitute the typically reassuring words of
this great philanthropist.