Ahmed Akbar Sobhan stands by sick Tasmia

Shamima Akhter, a relieved mother, holds her daughter on her flank in a calm, assured mood and prays silently for her daughter’s permanent recovery from chronic illness.

“I’ve the lone daughter and cannot imagine my life without her. I’m thankful to almighty Allah and then grateful to Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan for his munificence to meet the medical expenses of my daughter.”

Mohammad Abu Tayeb, press and media adviser of the country’s largest conglomerate, was also a great help in time of her doting daughter’s distress.

The relaxed Shamima said she would like to invite the two persons to her home when her daughter recovers fully.

Her two-years-old daughter Tasmia Islam has been undergoing treatment at the paediatric department of Ibrahim Cardiac Hospitals with severe cardiac complexities.

Bashundhara Group responded to the appeal made through a report published in an English daily on January 28 to save Tasmia.

On 27 January, poor farmer Syed Fahadul Islam returned home in Noagram village of Lohagara under Naogaon with her ailing offspring after showing her physicians at National Heart Institute in Dhaka.

Doctors told Fahad that Tasmia has a perforated heart, coupled with other complications, that would cost him at least Tk 0.4 million for treatment.

The hospital authorities gave Fahad 15 days’ time to manage the money.

Poor Fahad fell there deep in contemplation about how to manage the megabucks.

But fortune smiled on the father. Much to everyone’s surprise, he got a phone call in the morning of January 28.

He said a gentleman named Abu Tayeb phoned him and asked him whether he knew about Bashundhara Group. Fahad replied in the positive.

“Abu Tayeb told me that the chairman of Bashundhara Group came to know about the illness of my daughter and was willing to bear the total cost of my daughter’s treatment,” Fahad said.

“He [Tayeb] told me to come to Dhaka with my daughter as Bashundhara Group chairman will pay the hospital bill of my daughter at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospitals.”

Rested assured, Fahad and his wife Shamima came to Dhaka with their daughter Tasmia on January 29.

The next morning, she was hospitalised the next morning under the supervision of Prof Mujibur Rahman and Prof Shahidul Islam.

Tasmia is in a critical condition, Prof Mujibur told daily sun.

“First, we’ll do a series of tests and examinations, including CT angiogram and echo test, of the child. If the tests find any boil in her head, we’ll treat that first. Then we’ll go for heart operation.”

Fahad told this correspondent that Tasmia had been suffering from physical illness since 10 months of her age.

“Physicians in Naogaon and Jessore said Tasmia has perforation in her heart. They referred her to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Dhaka,” he said.

“I begged many people for help but to no avail. The chairman of Bashundhara Group came forward to help me. I’m unable to repay his money in my lifetime. May Allah bless him.”

Fahad sought everybody’s blessing for his daughter.

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Ahmed Akbar Sobhan to donate Tk 1m to Bishwajeet’s family

ahmed akbar sobhanDHAKA: The Chairman of the top most industrial and commercial force of the country Bashandhara group- Ahmed Akbar Sobhan decided to support Bishwajeet’s family who brutally killed by BCL miscreants at Jagannath University area on December 9, 2012 during road-blockade of the opposition 18-party.

Akbar Sobhan declared 1 million taka humanitarian aid to deceased family. In no time Bashundhara Chairman will handed over the money to Bishwajeet’s mother Kalpana Rani Das.

Saturday in a meeting with the editors of East West Media Group Akhar Sobhan announced this humanitarian aid. Editor in chief of Banglanews24.com Alamgir Hossain, Editor Kaler Kantho Emdadul Haque Milon, Editor Bangladesh Protidin Nayim Nijam and the Daily Sun Editor Amir Hossain along with the senior journalists were in the meeting.

Bishwajeet was brutally killed by miscreants of BCL on December 9, 2012 during BNP led 18 party’s road blocked programme was undergone. Miscreants beat Bishwajeet with iron rod and chop with chapatti cruelly. Nobody even nearby police helped him.

Whole country people were shocked by this barbaric Killing of Bishwajeet.

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Ahmed Akbar Sobhan condoles Ataus Samad’s death

Chairman of Bashundhara Group and East West Media Group Limited Mr. Ahmed Akbar Sobhan has expressed deep condolences at the death of eminent journalist Ataus Samad.

In a condolence message on Thursday he said, “The way Ataus Samad played a pioneering role in the movement for establishing democracy in the country, similarly he was a frontline journalist to project abroad the country’s image and successes achieved in various fields. The nation will always remember with admiration his contribution to the growth of objective journalism and development of newspapers in the country.”

Mr. Sobhan prayed for the salvation of the departed soul of Ataus Samad and conveyed his profound sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.

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Ahmed Akbar Sobhan donates Tk 0.5m for journos’ welfare

Country’s leading conglo-merate, Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Saturday donated Tk 5 lakh to Brahmanbaria Press Club members’ welfare fund.

BG Finance Adviser Moynal Hossain Chowdhury handed over a cheque for Tk 5 lakh to the journalists’ leaders at a function held at the press club at noon.

SM Sirajul Islam, member of the welfare fund, presided over the function while the BG finance adviser addressed it as chief guest.

Former deputy minister and editor of Dainik Dindarpan Humayun Kabir, Press Club president Syed Mizanur Reza, general secretary Riaz Uddin Jami, former president Mohammad Arzu, among others, spoke on the occasion.

Addressing the function, Moynal Hossain said, “Bashundhara Group has an attraction on Brahmanbaria. That’s why the company has provided financial support for the welfare of the journalists. The flow of assistance will continue in the future.”

In his speech, Riaz Uddin Jami said Bashundhara Group is working for the welfare of the journalists across the country.

“The BG provided financial assistance to the journalists for their welfare,” Jami said, adding that the company has close relation with the people in Brahmanbaria.

He mentioned that local journalists will be grateful to Bashundhara Group for contributing to their welfare fund.

Mohammad Arzu said the steps taken by Bashundhara Group to help journalists are rare.

Press Club president Syed Mizanur Reza also expressed his gratitude to Bashundhara Group for providing financial support.

The speakers also said Bashundhara Group was playing important roles in the national economy.

They invited Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan to visit Brahmanbaria Press Club.

While delivering his speech as the chief guest, Moynal Hossain said, “All people of the district seem to be my own people as I feel deep attraction for my motherland. The group will be happier if it helps you more.”

While commemorating his childhood days in the district, he became emotional.

Later, he visited the Press Club and talked to journalists. The journalists’ leaders thanked the group authority for extending the hands of support to them.

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