“Condolences on the passing of Mr M A Gani”

“Condolences on the passing of Mr M A Gani”

Surmar dhau Report :: It is with great regret that I share the news of Mr M A Gani, who passed away today whilst in treatment in Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, after a heart attack suffered in Bangladesh.

Mr Gani was a renowned industrialist, great personality who owned group of business in UK and Bangladesh specialising and leading in Garments and Catering industry for many decades. The industry has indeed sorrowfully lost a great personality.  But also, the UKBCCI has lost such a wonderful colleague (Director and Ex-Vice-President) – he undoubtedly remains an irreplaceable figure of the organisation.

On behalf of the UKBCCI Midlands Region, and also on behalf of the Weekly Surmar Dhau News Paper family. I would like to share my deepest condolences and wishes to his family for peace in this extremely difficult time and may Allah SWT grant his soul the highest ranks in Jannatul Ferdous. Ameen.

M A Gani was born in 1941 in a village called Akakhajana in the Beani Bazar Upozila of Sylhet. He was raised in an educated but conservative family who taught him to be honest, respectful, and kind to others. He completed his primary education in his village school, followed by his higher education at the Sylhet Government High School. Later he completed his bachelor’s degree from the M. C. College in Sylhet. In 1962 he migrated to the United Kingdom where he initially worked in various restaurants before starting his own restaurant business in 1970.

In 1981 he returned to Bangladesh with the desire to start a business that would help create employment in the country. With the help of a good friend, he set up a garments factory in Dhaka which employed 500 people. Through perseverance, dedication, and hard work the business has grown and is now an exemplary garments factory employing nearly 9000 members of staff. The factory has been accredited by The Accord for successfully achieving all the compliance regulations. Visitors to the factory have included the Brand Ambassador of World Bank, EU Parliamentarians, MPs and other official dignitaries.

He was actively involved in many charitable activities, most notably as Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Beani Bazar Cancer Hospital. He was also a strong believer in the value of education for young people, and have made notable donations to educational institutions such as the Beani Bazar Women’s College, Kurar Bazar College, and the Madrasa in his village.

Beyond these, he holds interests in several other ventures in Bangladesh. However, he remains closely tied to his original trade of the restaurant business in the United Kingdom.


Dr M G Moula Miah (CIP) FRSA, MCMI, FIH.

President, UKBCCI, Midlands Region,

Founder, Editor and Publisher, Weekly Surmardhau(Newspaper.

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