Saudi family gives warm farewell to long-serving, loyal Indian worker

Members of the Al-Shemri family, young and old alike, line up to bid farewell to Mido Sheerian, their loyal employee for 35 years.

By Mohamed Al-Harby

In a gesture of respect and appreciation, a Saudi family held a farewell reception for their Indian house help, who spent 35 years working for them in agriculture and as a waiter, serving coffee at the family’s highway rest house for motorists passing by the remote mountainous area between Hail and Al-Jouf, in the north of the country.

Not only did the family give a warm farewell to Mido Sheerian, the loyal worker from India in the presence of all the family members, young and old, they also gave him a large sum of money, in addition to the promise of a regular pension for life.

Awad Khudair Al-Remli Al-Shemri, the Saudi employer from the Hail region, told Al Arabiya English that Mido represented honesty, loyalty and generosity toward the needy and his continuous devotion to the family members — young and old — made him one of them.

He added: “What we have done for him stems from the morals of the Saudis” regardless of nationality or status.

Awad Al-Shemri said Mido, who came to the Kingdom in the early eighties, needed to rest now among his family back in India, as his health recently became very frail. — Al-Arabiya English