President and PM Mourns Annisul’s body due in city Today
Pre-sident Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have mourned at the disease of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)’s first down at London’s Wellington Hospital on Thursday.
Annisul Huq was born on Oct 27, 1952 in his mother’s ancestral village of Sonapur at Sonagazi in Feni. He has completed his graduation in economics from Chittagong University. His father was an official of the Ansar force.
Annisul Huq’s media appearance became mass hit while he anchored on BTV’s programmes Anandamela and Antarale. He also in the state run television worked to announce the results of the 1991 general elections.
Annisul later was renowned as a business leader. After heading the BGMEA, he was elected the president of apex trade body FBCCI in the late 2007-08 during the military takeover. His three brothers are all successful in their respective sectors. General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq is the current chief of Bangladesh Army. Iqbal Huq & Helal Huq, his other two brothers are a doctor in US and a US Navy captain respectively.
In 1986, Annisul Huq founded Mohammadi Group where his wife Rubana is the Managing Director. Annisul’s son Navidul Huq and daughter Wamiq Umaira are the two other directors of the group and working at the international labor organization – reports BDnews24.com.
Annisul drew mass media attention after he got elected as the first DNCC mayor. He also contributed a lot to resolve the traffic issues in Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and Niketan areas. Also to heightened security in the upscale areas, he introduced the “Dhakar Chaka” bus service following the Holey Artisan Bakery terror attack. He also had to face many criticism as he banned many public transport services in these areas, to which he said “I am a businessman, but I am here to face the goons.”He had taken initiatives to set up 11 U-loops on the road from Tejgaon to Gazipur which will flex the traffic congestion at the airport road. During the Chikungunya outbreak, he also drew intense criticism for commenting “”Can’t hang mosquito nets at someone else’s home.”
The eminent TV anchor, businessman and Mayor Annisul Huq breathed his last around 10:30pm (Bangladesh time) at Wellington Hospital in St John’s Wood, London. He’s been undergoing after nearly three months’ treatment there. He was suffering from numerous neurological problems for the last several months.