Dawood Meeran, is a private elephant owner, living in Ravanasamudram in Mukkudal, India.
2020-10-18: Lakshmi, 54-year-old female elephant died at Mukoodal in the district on Sunday. Forest department officials said that the elephant was owned by one Dawood Meeran (50) of Ravanasamudram, near Ambasamudram, for the last five years. He used to take the elephant to local temples during festivals organised by the villagers. On Saturday night, he reached Muthumalai Amman Temple in Mukoodal, where a festival was scheduled on Sunday. However, in the early hours of Sunday, Meeran found the pachyderm unconscious.