The story of Indian mechanic owning 22 apartments, that too in the world’s most expensive prime property in Dubai, Burj Khalifa, has generated the waves in the Indian news media. Everybody wants to know as how he brought such a huge property and what is the secret behind that. If you also eager to know about the same please read the complete report here.
Dubai-based Indian businessman George V Neryamparampil is now one of the largest private owners within the Burj Khalifa. George, who owns 22 of the 900 apartments in Burj Khalifa, says he is not planning to stop anytime soon. “If I get a good deal, I’ll buy more. I am a dreamer and I never stop dreaming, “According to the sources, he told Khaleej Times from one of his apartments in the iconic Dubai landmark. The Kerala-born is believed to be one of the largest private owners within the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure. His stake in the property came about when a relative teased him about the 828-metre building.
He recalled that in 2010, “A relative of mine jokingly told me: See this Burj Khalifa, you cannot enter it.” After seeing an advertisement in a newspaper about an apartment for rent in the building, he said, “the very same day, I rented the apartment, and the next day I was living in it.”
He revealed that five of his apartment is on rent and he is still waiting for the right tenant for the remaining. George moved to Sharjah in 1976. That was his first time outside India. Seeing the potential market for air conditioners, he soon started his business, eventually; he was able to build a mini-empire with his GEO group of companies. “For me, learning is the biggest wealth. I continue to learn every day, this is my biggest success. People should dream, people should learn, and then people will achieve,” the Kerala-born businessman said.
At the age of 11, George would regularly help his father trade cash crops. He also set up a side business, making money from waste “People in my hometown used to trade cotton, but they’d throw away the cotton seeds. Not many people knew at that time that you could make gum from those seeds.” Sifting through the dirt and sand to gather up the disregarded seeds, George said he often made a “90% profit selling them on.” He added, “I’d do the same with tamarind seeds too. I’d sell the empty shells on as cattle feed.”
Speaking of his future plans he revealed that he wished to build a canal from Trivandrum to Kasarakod. “This canal will give back to nature. Whatever water will come from the forest nearby, we will produce electricity from it, “Adding to that he also said that they will also use water to cultivate vegetables and he plans to section off a small part of it so that fisherman can cultivate fish and also use the slurry as fertilizer.