Gulf Daily News
Bahrain, Aug 25: An Indian family is returning to its Kerala home later this month after 35 years in Bahrain. M M Oommen, 62, and his wife Lillykutty are to settle down in their native Mavelikara. Oommen, who first arrived in Bahrain in December 1972, has been working for AA Zayani & Sons.
He had worked as spare parts supervisor with Zayani Motors, and retired as their branch-in-charge in Salmabad.
Oommen has been an active member of the St Mary's Orthodox Church in Salmaniya, where he has held several positions.
He served as the church trustee, and as a member of the church managing committee and building committee.
Oommen was the fund-raising committee convener for the development of the church's Mavelikara diocese.
The couple have three daughters and four grandchildren.
Daughters Latha and Leena live in Bahrain with their husbands John Varghese and Biju working with Arab Insurance Group and US Navy respectively.
Youngest daughter Leny lives in Bangalore with husband Mathew Cherian, who works for Wipro.
"Bahrain has been our home for three-and-a-half decades," said Oommen.
"We shall certainly miss this beautiful country, where we have spent the prime years of our life.
"I was especially blessed because of my association with the St Mary's Orthodox Church."
A farewell meeting in his honour was held at the church premises in Salmaniya, where vicar Father Saji Mathew presented him a memento.
Oommen's friends and well-wishers have organized a farewell reception at the Gulf Gate Hotel.