After owning the banana business for only 12 months, Rahul said they were unexpectedly hit with damaging winds from Tropical Cyclone Niran in March 2021.

“I was surprised because we weren’t expecting any winds that day. We didn’t get notified from any weather app.

“I was working in the bananas doing the bell injecting and the winds started at nine in the morning and they got worse and worse, then the trees started bending,” he said.