Jamuna Group Chairman Nurul Islam Babul has passed away today at the age of 74, Jamuna TV sources said.

He was being treated at a hospital in the capital since June 14, the private TV channel owned by Jamuna Group, said.

Dr Mohammad Alamgir Alom, director of Jamuna Group, told The Daily Star that Babul died at 3:40pm at Evercare Hospital with Covid-19 infection.

He left behind his wife Salma Islam, MP and former state minister for women and children affairs, son Shamim Islam, managing director of Jamuna Group, and three daughters — Rozalin Islam, Monika Islam and Soniya Islam.

Jamuna Group is one of the biggest industrial groups in the country. Babul established the group in 1974 and built 36 companies one by one through his talent, skill, hard work and courage.

Nurul Islam was a courageous entrepreneur in the economic development of the country and currently about 50 thousand people are working in the group.

He was the founder of the daily Jugantor and Jamuna TV.

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