One of the most celebrated personalities of Maldivian history is the heroic man named Dhandehelu, from the island of Dhuvaafaru.
Popularly known as Dhuvaafaru Dhandehelu, he became a legend for the role he played alongside the national hero Muhammad Thakurufaanu and his brothers in their battle to drive out the Portuguese who ruled over the Maldives during 1558–1573. Dhandehelu is portrayed in Maldivian history as a vigilant and valiant person, just as the members of the Mirihi Team strive to be.
Every month we honour two of our heroes who went above and beyond their normal duties to make sure our guests, the Team and our little paradise are well taken care of. Our heroes for December are restaurant captain Abdul Latheef, from Dhonveli, and our artist and yoga instructor Danushka Fernando.