Becks Krishnan was freed after prominent businessman M A Yusuffali helped pay his 'blood money' amounting to nearly Rs 1 crore.
Krishna was sentenced to death by UAE Supreme Court after he was found guilty of killing a young Sudanese boy when the car he drove rammed into a group of children in September 2012.
An expert team of 25 doctors led by renowned German neurosurgeon Prof Dr Shawarbi performed the surgery and Yusuff Ali is recovering well in the hospital, the Lulu Group said in the statement.
Officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation have reached Kochi and commenced their probe into the circumstances that led to the emergency landing of Yusuff Ali’s chopper.
Witnesses recalled seeing the copter going out of control when it was flying at the height of coconut treetops.
A technical snag in inclement weather had forced the pilots to land the helicopter in the vacant, marshy plot.
The helicopter made a forced landing into a deserted bush near the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) campus in Panangad at 8:30am, avoiding a major tragedy.
The individuals were honoured for a wide range of contributions, including efforts in the healthcare field, community service and volunteering.
While recruiting staff, preference would be given to those expats who were forced to return amid the COVID-19 crisis, Yusuff Ali said.
Pinarayi hailed Kerala as an ideal destination where investment can be made in diverse sectors without having any tension or anxiety.