Aadujeevitham Malayalam novel, translated into English about an abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia is based on real-life events. The novel depicts the life of Najeeb Muhammad, an Indian emigrant going missing in Saudi Arabia. Najeeb's dream was to work in the Persian Gulf states and earn enough money to send back home. But, he achieves his dream only to be propelled by a series of incidents into a slave-like existence herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. In the end, Najeeb contrives a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison. After translated into English this novel appeared in the long Man Asian Literary Prize 2012 and won Kerala Literary Academy Award for Benyamin in 2009.