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03-22-2011, 09:19 PM #1
Five-year-old Indian becomes millionaireA five-year-old Indian boy has become a millionaire overnight after winning a lottery at a national bond draw in Dubai.
Ebrahim Fahimuddin Shaikh became the second millionaire in 2011 when the February draw of National Bonds Corporation picked his name.
Ebrahim's father received the life changing call on Saturday.
"At first, I thought it was a prank call so I carried along with the call, shortly after it struck me, I am truly really speaking to National Bonds CEO in person," he said.
"I was overwhelmed with joy and happiness for my son! I realised I have just become the father of a millionaire and that my continued dedication to teaching Ebrahim the importance of savings has just been rewarded," Sheikh said.
Sheikh said he opted to save for his child's future at a young age with National Bonds saving scheme.
"Thank You National Bonds. I want to buy candy and sweets with it, save like my dad and get toys and gifts for my family," said the young winner.
Ebrahim's family represents the rapidly growing segment of expats in the UAE who are realising the importance of committing to a financially-safe lifestyle and a brighter tomorrow, by taking control of their finances through responsible spending and regular saving with a trustworthy highly rewarding scheme.
Till date, 63 per cent of National Bonds' millionaires have been expatriates, and more than 166 million Dirhams worth of prizes have been distributed to expat bondholders. With over 610,000 customers for the National Bonds, the number of
expatriate bondholders increased by 8 per cent between 2009 and 2010....being a human...