16 C
Kuwait City
October 29, 2020
Gulflance
Home » Covid-19: Queen honours 100-year-old Muslim with OBE for raising Dh2 million in Ramadan – News
Khaleejtimes

Covid-19: Queen honours 100-year-old Muslim with OBE for raising Dh2 million in Ramadan – News

Source link


Dabirul Islam Choudhury raised a charity for Covid-19 relief by walking 970 laps of his garden.

A 100-year-old British-Bangladeshi man has been made an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for raising over £420,000 while fasting during Ramadan.

Dabirul Islam Choudhury raised a charity for Covid-19 relief by walking 970 laps of his garden in Bow in east London, inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore who raised £33 million for the NHS by walking laps of his backyard.

“I feel proud they have honoured me for the efforts I have done. I thank everybody from the bottom of my heart,” Choudhury was quoted as saying in Independent.

Choudhury donated nearly £116,000 to the NHS while the rest was divided between 30 charities in 52 countries as part of the Ramadan Family Commitment (RFC) Covid-19 crisis initiative, run by British-Bangladeshi television broadcaster Channel S.

Speaking about his father’s achievement, Choudhury’s son, Atique, said, “Where we are from in Bangladesh, we don’t get much recognition for the work that we do, so this is for all the people who contributed towards my dad’s success and all the victims of Covid-19.”

The centenarian was born on January 1, 1920, in British Assam, now modern-day Bangladesh, and moved to London to study English literature in 1957.

Choudhury’s fundraising effort was praised by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who tweeted, ‘On behalf of @UKLabour, I would like to thank Dabirul Islam Choudhury for his incredible fundraising effort’.

While his son Atique added, “He (Choudhury) said his work hasn’t finished and he’s going to carry on working and raising money for people affected by Covid.”





Click here to read more news from @khaleejtimes

Related posts

Massive quake in Afghanistan, tremors felt in India – News

gulflance

Plane diverted after ‘suspicious’ phone found onboard – News

KT Mobile

Coronavirus: ‘Be more vigilant as economy opens up,’ says Modi – News

gulflance

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Please spend a minute

Gulflance Poll

Which is worst social media?
Vote Now
close-link

You're currently offline