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NRI businessman, richest MP-aspirant in Kerala's electoral history

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

Mr. 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 Middle East.
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.


Dubai, NRI businessman, Mr P V Abdul Wahabrichest MP-aspirant in Kerala's electoral history