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Business leaders remember Annisul Huq

  • Published at 10:18 pm November 29th, 2018
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Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) arranges a programme at its auditorium to mark the first death anniversary and contribution of late mayor of Annisul Huq on November 29, 2018 COURTESY

Business leaders have said the country needs someone like him to prosper

Annisul Huq is a name that inspires dreams, courage, and inspiration. 

Business leaders have said the country needs someone like him to prosper.

A program was arranged at the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) to mark the first death anniversary and contribution of late mayor Annisul Huq on Thursday.

The well-wishers of the former FBCCI president remembered him through a discussion and a Doa Mahfil  at the  FBCCI Conference Centre in Motijheel, Dhaka. 

FBCCI President Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, directors, former presidents Mahbubur Rahman, Mir Nasir Hossain, AK Azad, Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, and Annisul’s family members were present at the gathering, among others.

Business leaders at the program offered munajat for Annisul. They highlighted the contribution and success of Annisul as a mayor. 

He was also  president of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) from 2010-2012.

Annisul’s wife Rubana Huq said: “I was his best friend. I asked people to vote for him because he was a good human being. I used to criticize him most often as I was his closest confidante.”

Rubana said: “Annisul used to say that he wanted to die as a hero and his desire became true. I thank Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for giving him the chance to serve his nation. He passed away and left us all alone.” 

Businessman Atikul Islam, who is fighting for the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral post in the upcoming by-polls, said he wants to work on Annisul’s dreams and make Dhaka city the model town Annisul always dreamt of.

FBCCI directors spoke about the leadership qualities which Annisul Huq possessed. FBCCI President Shafiul talked about the beneficial deeds Annisul had done for the country’s business, trade, and commercial sectors. 

As the mayor of DNCC, Annisul dreamt of a better future for the people and the city. But his dreams came to an abrupt end as he passed away in a London Hospital on November 30 of 2017, at the age of 65. 

Annisul took several initiatives for further improving the quality of life in DNCC during his time as mayor. He spearheaded the city corporation’s drive to demolish illegal structures of Dhaka city.

He was also the president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). 

Annisul and Rubana together have three children- Navidul Huq, Wamiq Umaira, and Tanisha Huq.