Tributes have poured in for a Dubai resident who was killed in a road accident at the weekend.
Japin Jayaprakash, 37, was killed when his motorcycle hit a concrete barrier on the Sharjah-Kalba road early on Saturday.
Despite the efforts of friends and paramedics at the accident site, he died at the scene.
The father of two, who previously worked for the Indian Consulate in Dubai, was a popular member of several motorbike riding and racing groups in the UAE and India.
“Japin, it is very sad that journeys put a full stop to life. I can't believe it. At Dubai Indian Consulate you were there to help when I called in times of need. Wishing you eternal peace,” one friend wrote in a post on Facebook.
“I'm shocked and saddened by this devastating news,” said another.
According to reports online, Mr Jayaprakash was a long-term resident in Dubai and was due to open his own advertising company this week.
His wife Anju and two young sons flew home to India on Sunday as relatives completed formalities to bring his body back to his home town.
Sharjah Police were contacted for comment on the accident.