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Biography Of Sk. Akij Uddin Essay

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Akijuddin, Sheikh (1929-2006) industrialist, entrepreneur and social worker, was born in the village Madhyadanga under Fultala upazila of Khulna in 1929. His mother’s name is Matina Begum. His father Sheikh Mofijuddin was an ordinary local trader and led a very humble life. Sheikh Akijuddin was the only child of his parents as his father was also the only son of his grandparents. Akij was admitted into a school, but used to remain away from the school, as he was required to give time in his father’s business. The economic distress of the family led Akij to earn for the family. During the Great Famine of 1942-43, Akij left home and reached calcutta in search of a job or business. Having no ...view middle of the document...

He returned to Calcutta with a modest capital to start any small business.

Sheikh Akijuddin

From this business he made a small fortune of about ten thousand Rupee and returned home to meet his parents, but they did not survive long to see their great son to become great in the society. Akijuddin married Sakhina Khatun at the age of 19, a good time to get married in those days.

Akij met Bidhu Bhushan, friend of his father, who was then famous for his patent Bidhu Bidi. With his help, Akij started his bidi (cigarette) production in the year 1952. Alongside, he also established a grocery shop near Bezerdanga rail station. He made profit from both. He branded his bidi as Aakij Bidi. From 1954, he printed label for his bidi. His brand got popularity rapidly. The bidi business flourished unabated. By 1960-62, the manpower of his bidi factory rose to 250 workers. Akijuddin expanded his enterprise to more areas, such as rice, jute, paddy etc. By 1972, Akij made a substantial capital for greater investment. He formed an industrial group called Akij Group, as of now. Akij Group made profits and expanded its activities still further and turned one of the leading entrepreneurial leaders in the country. Under the umbrella of the Akij Group, the following industrial units are there by 1998: Akij Bidi Factory Limited (1950), SAF Industries...

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