Habibullah, our beloved grandfather, was born in a small village in Bangladesh. Growing up in Noakhali, he experienced life in poverty, with little money and food. However, with his dedication to schoolwork, motivation for a better life, and strong work ethics- he overcame those hardships and became an accomplished businessman.
Although he spent much of his life in Dhaka, he did not forget his humble root- devoting much of his efforts to philanthropy. He believed that a way out of poverty was through a good education- building schools in villages and assisting hundreds of village children, many of whom later became doctors, businessmen, and engineers.
One of the many legacies left behind by our beloved grandpa is the Dhaka City Hospital (https://www.cityhospitalbd.com/), which he helped establish. The hospital holds one of the largest burn units in the country, dedicated to helping women who were victims of acid-burn domestic abuse. It was also one of the first hospitals in Dhaka that worked with outside NGOs such as Operation Smile to provide free services to the poor.
Our grandpa was buried yesterday in the village- a place that was always his home- as his final wish. He was greeted by thousands of villagers paying homage to a man who used his successes to lift others out of poverty.
As our grandfather, he never missed a chance to express how proud he was of us. He always made us feel special and loved; our happiness was his biggest concern.
With his sudden passing, there is a void in our hearts. We hope to fill it with fond memories of him so please post any stories/photos/videos that you have of/with him. Thank you.