Indian influencer in Fujairah falls to death from apartment balcony

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Shanifa Babu (inset) fell from the balcony of her apartment on the 19th floor of a building in Fujairah on May 25, 2024.

An Indian social media influencer fell to her death from the balcony of her Fujairah apartment on Saturday (May 25), her husband confirmed.

Shanifa Babu fell from the 19th floor of the building where she lived. She is survived by her husband, Sanuj Babu, and their two daughters who were reportedly in the apartment when the incident happened.

Shanifa’s last social media post was a video reel on TikTok on Thursday that she captioned “Don’t fall in love with me, I will break your heart.”

Her mother was also in the apartment on a visit when Shanifa fell to her death. The family did not give further details about the circumstances surrounding her death.

Shanifa was a regular content creator on Instagram and TikTok where she grew a combined following of nearly 100,000. Following news of her death, condolences poured in from her followers.

Shanifa hailed from Kerala but was raised in the UAE where most of her family lives. Her body is currently at the Fujairah Hospital mortuary while her family completes formalities.

Her husband, Sanuj, asked for prayers following her tragic death. “Please pray for her,” he wrote on Instagram. The Indian businessman owns a construction company in Fujairah. ICA/Expat Media

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