Golam Dastagir Gazi

Background

Golam Dastagir Gazi is the founder and chairman of Gazi Group. He is currently serving as the minister of the Ministry of Textiles and Jute, Bangladesh Government. 

Golam Dastagir Gazi has been active in Awami League???s politics since his student years. He participated in various movements and the Liberation War. In 1977, he was nominated by the Awami League to run for the commissioner post in the first election of the Dhaka City Corporation. In 2008, he was elected as a Member of Parliament from the Narayanganj 1 (Rupganj) constituency with the Awami League???s ticket. In the consecutive national elections in 2014 and 2018, Golam Dastagir Gazi was elected from the same constituency.

Business interest

As the chairman, Golam Dastagir Gazi leads the overall management of Gazi Group and its associated companies that include Gazi Tanks, Gazi Sinks, Gazi Pipes, Gazi Fittings, Gazi Pumps and Motors, Gazi Tubewell, Gazi Gas Stoves, Gazi Thread Tape, Gazi Toys, Gazi Communications, Gazi Networks, Gazi Doors, Gazi Tyres, Gazi Infrastructure Limited, Gazi Rubber Plantation, Gazi Renewable Energy, Gazi Satellite TV, and sarabangla.net

Besides Gazi Group, Golam Dastagir Gazi has investments in several other companies, including Jamuna Bank, Desh Television Ltd, Jamuna Life Insurance Company Ltd, Republic Insurance Company Ltd. Progressive Properties Ltd.  He is a member of the board of directors of Desh Television Ltd. He is a former chairman of Jamuna Bank Limited.

Golam Dastagir Gazi has been involved in various business associations and social groups. He has served as the chairperson of Bangladesh China Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bangladesh Tire-tube Manufacturer and Exporters Association and Mariners Club,

Golam Dastagir Gazi is a former vice-president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Family ties

Golam Dastagir Gazi???s wife, Hasina Gazi is currently serving as the Mayor of Tarabo Municipality in Narayanganj. They have two sons – Gazi Golam Murtoza and Gazi Golam Ashria. Both of them are involved in the family business and hold important positions in the group of companies. They also hold directorship of Jamuna Bank Limited, of which Golam Dastidar Gazi is a former chairman.

Recognition

Golam Dastagir Gazi actively participated in the Liberation War of Bangladesh. He was honored with the fourth highest gallantry award in Bangladesh, Bir Pratik. In 2020, he received Independence Day Award, the highest national award in Bangladesh. He is also a recipient of Atish Dipankar Award, a recognition of his social welfare activities.

Legal cases

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Sources

Minister Profile: https://motj.gov.bd/site/office_head/d5ffbf09-5ee4-418e-85f3-18a2e59b86ee/Details

Gazi Group???s official site: www.gazi.com

BCB sells worldwide media rights for $ 20.02 million:  https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/bcb-sells-worldwide-media-rights-for-20-02-million-745199