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Aug 29, 2021 9:43:27 a.m.
Aug 30, 2021 4:51:14 p.m.
Business leaders, friends, family members and supporters praised the late industrialist Anwar Hossain on Saturday for his unprecedented contribution to the economy through multiple business endeavors.
They said his role in facilitating new leadership, people-friendly thinking, innovative business ideas and enthusiasm for more jobs in the country was unique.
They were speaking at a condolence meeting organized by the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) at its office in the capital with a virtual platform.
DCCI leaders and politicians also joined the event moderated by DCCI President Rizwan Rahman.
Speaking on the occasion, former Trade Minister Tofail Ahmed said that Anwar Hossain was a liberal-minded man, who considered those working with him as members of his family.
Despite his full capacity and reach, Mr. Hossain did not lead business bodies like DCCI, but rather inspired young leaders, he added.
President of the Bangladesh International Chamber of Commerce, Mahbubur Rahman, also a former president of the DCCI, said Mr Hossain’s visionary entrepreneurship was a unique endeavor as he created the cluster of industries while Alone.
“He was a human leader, an ideal industrialist and a new business leader,” Mr. Rahman said, adding that Mr. Hossain also preferred to create new business leaders.
Mr. Hossain also played an important role in improving the status of the DCCI to help companies, he added.
“His contribution to industry, commerce, society at large and the poor knows in fact no bounds,” said the head of the ICCB.
The President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), Md Jashim Uddin, said that Mr Hossain had been one of the few business leaders who had made a real contribution to the current economic success of the country. country.
“He was a pioneer in the field of business, as he worked to create jobs through his entrepreneurial spirit in many sectors.”
DCCI chairman Rizwan Rahman said Mr Hossain did not distinguish between his family members and more than 14,000 workers employed at different companies in the Anwar Group of Industries.
His vision was to create jobs for over 50,000 people during his lifetime.
Anwar Hossain’s eldest son and Group Managing Director Anwar Manwar Hossain, former DCCI Presidents including Hossain Khaled, Asif Ibrahim, Abul Kasem Khan, Sabur Khan and Shams Mahmud among others have joined the program.
A brief video documentary on the eventful life of the late Mr. Hossain was shown to the public.
The condolence meeting ended with prayers seeking eternal peace for the soul of the deceased.
Mr Hossain breathed his last on August 17 in a city hospital due to complications from old age at the age of 83.
He was the founding chairman of the DCCI Foundation and the Anwar Group of Industries.