The Board of Directors of Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DBCCI) has expressed deep shock over the demise of Nurul Islam Babul, Chairman of Jamuna Group.
"Our condolences to all of his beloved family members, supportive colleagues, friends and patrons," DBCCI said in a message on Tuesday.
"Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy. We pray for his departed soul. May Almighty have mercy him and may rest in eternal peace. Prayer for the families lost their beloved, may Almighty hold them close and comfort them in their grief," the message reads.
The Jamuna Group chairman breathed his last at Evercare Hospital on Monday at the age of 74.
Nurul Islam, also the founding chairman of Daily Jugantor and Jamuna Television, had been undergoing treatment at the Evercare Hospital since June 14 after he tested positive for coronaviurs.
Born in Noakhali in 1946, he founded Jamuna group in 1974 and established 41 organisations in industries and service sectors.
He was the chairman of Jamuna Group -- one of the biggest conglomerates in the country. Jamuna Builders Ltd, Pegasus Leathers Ltd, Jamuna Future Park, Jamuna Power Ltd, are among his business units.
Jamuna Group deals with electronics, cloths, woven garments, chemicals, leather, beverage, motorcycle, toiletries, and construction sectors. Jamuna Future Park and Marriott Hotel are the part of the Jamuna Group.
Nurul Islam, one of the prominent industrialists of the country, left behind his wife Salma Islam, MP and former state minister for women and children affairs; son Shamim Islam, managing director of Jamuna Group; three daughters -- Rozalin Islam, Monika Islam and Soniya Islam; and a host of relatives to mourn his death.
He had also taken up an initiative to build an international standard coronavirus treatment facility near the 300 ft road in the Kuril area of the city.
The business magnate has donated Tk 10 crore to the relief fund of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to fight against Covid-19 pandemic, DBCCI said.