Md. Shafiqul Islam, who established the Islam Garments Limited in 1986 with his brother Atiqul Islam (Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation) and was also the Managing Director of the company and the group, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 82, as per media reports.
A pioneer in Bangladesh’s garment manufacturing sector, Md. Shafiqul Islam was also an engineer who held Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in civil and structural engineering, respectively.
He also reportedly worked as the Project Director of the Rooppur Nuclear Project and was also associated with it as an engineering consultant besides also contributing to some of Bangladesh’s biggest engineering projects as a consultant.
Atiqul Islam, who is the current Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), is Md. Shafiqul Islam’s younger brother and also ex-President of the apex garment manufacturers’ body of the country, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).