Although Lulu Hypermarkets are a recent entrant to the Indian market, they have been well-established in the UAE for a while. Yusuf Ali, an Indian businessman from Kerala, is the owner of the Lulu Hypermarket chain across the country and is considered one of the wealthiest businessmen in India. In a video circulating online, he is seen arriving in his helicopter and leaving in a luxurious Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV.
Adarsh K Pulickal has uploaded a video on his YouTube channel, depicting an empty plot with a helipad situated in the center. In the footage, a helicopter can be seen approaching the plot from the air, and the pilot executes a smooth landing on the spot. As the helicopter descends, the staff on the ground prepares a portable stair for Mr. Yusuff Ali’s safe exit. Prior to landing, his Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV and Mahindra Scorpio, which is likely the escort vehicle, can be seen reversing towards the landing area.
Yusuff Ali’s driver took caution to maintain a safe distance from the helicopter even after it landed, as the rotor blades were still rotating. He didn’t want to risk any scratches or dents on the Rolls Royce Cullinan. Once the blades stopped, the driver parked the SUV next to the helicopter for easy access for Mr. Ali.
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He is the chairman of the Department of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA), which is why the registration plate of the Rolls Royce bears the “Govt. of Kerala” label. This is also the reason for the pilot vehicle in front. It’s worth noting that most of Mr. Ali’s cars in Kerala bear the same “Govt. of Kerala” sticker. A video uploaded by Adarsh K Pulickal on his YouTube channel showcases the entire event.
Once the rotor blades stopped, M.A. Yusuff Ali descended from the helicopter and got into his Peacock Blue Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV. Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding the vehicle’s interior or other details. However, this isn’t the only Cullinan SUV that Yusuff Ali owns, as he also has a red one in the UAE. Yusuff Ali frequently uses a helicopter for transportation, but in 2021 he and his wife survived a helicopter crash in Kochi, Kerala.
The helicopter seen in the video is unknown, but it is not the Augusta Westland one that crashed last year. Rolls Royce’s Cullinan SUV is their first-ever, and it has received an overwhelming response, becoming popular among the wealthy. Indian celebrities and businessmen have this SUV in their garages. The vehicle is powered by a 6.8-litre V12 twin-turbocharged petrol engine that produces a maximum of 580 Bhp and 850 Nm of peak torque.