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Afshan Azad, A Bangladeshi born UK citizen acted in different international film series including Harry potter

She is an actress. She is a model. And she is Afshan Azad (Bengali: আফসান আজাদ), a Bangladeshi descent who had played the role of ‘Padma Patil’ in the harry potter film series. She was born in Longsight, Manchester, England on 12th February, 1989. She had studied in Whalley Range High School and later she studied in Chemistry, English, Biology and Business Studies at Xaverian College in Rusholme. She is the daughter of Abdul Azad.

She got the character of a witch in the same year as Harry Potter at Hogwarts, first appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire. She also featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final film of the saga.

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Samira Amin, A Bangladeshi descent became model for world renowned, hair color product Garniar

Samira Amin (Bengali: সামিরা আমিন), A Bangladeshi descent who became the first Bangladeshi model of Olia Hair Color commercial of Garniar, Canada. The 30 seconds long campaign of the product said about the product is that ‘Canada’s best new home hair color’. The commercial showed that she is using this hair color which make her hair soft and shiny.

She is the daughter of Salma Bani, a Bangladeshi writer. She has been serving as Marketing Manager of Palmoliv, Toronto. She had completed her MBA from Schulich School of Business of Canada.

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Durreen Shahnaz, the founder of world first Social Stock Exchange

When you come-up with an idea to change the things how it is, there is a great chance that someone surrounded by you will oppose you. The level of opposition will turn to the greatest, if the idea is something greatest!

Yes, Professor Durreen Shahnaz (Bengali: দূরীন শাহনাজ), a proud Bangladeshi woman who wanted to change the world with her very special idea, faced barriers to establish her idea into reality. Even her idea was rejected by many countries of the world. But with utmost try, She was able to establish her idea-the world first ‘Social Stock Exchange’, known as ‘Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) in Mauritius. There are two special characteristics of this-the first one is ‘Social Enterprise’ and the second one is ‘Impact Investing’.

As described in the Canberra Times (http://www.canberratimes.com.au), “Instead of making maximizing profit, social enterprises use business principles to pursue social and/or environmental missions while also generating a sufficiently robust bottom line to be sustainable, rather than relying on grants from philanthropists and other donors.

Through IIX’s social stock exchange known as Impact Exchange, investors across the world will be able to finance the growth of social enterprises by buying bonds (debt securities) and, within a few years, stocks. These securities will then be openly traded on IIX.”

Shahnaz has built the ecosystem and the IIX has been improving the lives all over Asia. It has converted power plants in Cambodia from diesel to biofuel; built water purification plants in India; provided vocational training in the Philippines; and across Asia the exchange has improved access to affordable housing, credit, clean energy, and low-cost education. Overall, the IIX has reached more than 10 million people — and she believes it has struck significant blows in the war on income inequality.

Her life was a challenging one. She had worked in Morgan Stanly in 1989. However, Morgan Stanly is one among the titans of Wall Street. At that time, very few women were employed in such strong financial institutions. She had founded IIX 5 years after her returning from Wall Street.

She worked as the the ‘chief’ of Asia regions of two renowned magazines-1. HUST Magazine International, 2. Reader’s Digest. This creative person founded another social organization, ‘Onenest’ which created an international market for handicrafts. She had launched a programme on social innovation in Lee Kuan Yu School of Public Policy. Moreover, she had worked in the World Bank loan section through which various services were provided to more than 100 countries.

This noble women, Shahnaz honored by Asia Society as she was recognized as the early member of our Asia 21 Young Leaders Network before and honored with Asia Game Changer Award for social-impact investing that changed the game for millions. She was also honored by one of her alma maters with the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.

In her personal life, she had married to Robert Kraybill. Now she is working in Impact Investment Exchange Asia and National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. In her education life, she had completed her MA
from Johns Hopkins University, BA from Smith College, MBA from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School of United States of America.

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Contact:
Impact Investment Exchange (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
Corporate Headquarters
38 Carpenter Street, Singapore, 059917, Singapore
Phone: 65 6221 7051, Fax: 65 6535 3622

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Ataul Karim, a Bangladeshi scientist, one among the best 100 scientists of the world, invented train which will not touch the line

The conventional idea of a train is that a train requires a line to touch to move forward. Dr. Ataul Karim (Bengali: ড. আতাউল করিম), a Bangladeshi origin scientist who stood in the list of the best 100 scientists of the world, invented train which will not touch the line. Train will run forward through magnets and reach to the destination within the blink of an eye. He is one of the world’s top 100 scientists.

Mr. Ataul Karim has been working in Dominion University at norophoke of Virginia adjacent to Washington DC as Vice President (Research) Washington DC.

However, the researchers of Old Dominion University had spent lot of money behind the research to invent this type of train past 7 years. But the real success came when Mr. Karim took the leadership of the research in 2004. Within just one and a half years, he was able to succeed in his research to invent the train which waits commercial launching.

China, Germany and Japan have discovered this type of train running over 150 miles per hour. But the average cost of the track of this train lines per mile is about $ 110 million. But the invention of Mr. Karim would cost only US$ 12 / 13 million. His design is pleasant. The main characteristic of the train is that it will not touch the line once after it is getting start.

Dr. Karim moved to United States (US) 30 years back with higher degree in Physics from the Dhaka University, Bangladesh. He had completed his MS in physics in 1978, and MS in Electrical engineering in 1979 and his PHD in 1981 in Electrical engineering from the University of Alabama. He is currently leading 5000 talented researchers-students of the World or US with his own talent and skill.

Dr. Karim is leading 6 college, at least 20 research centre, 600 faculties and more than 5000 graduate and under graduate students.

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Arc Das, A Bangladeshi keeps his foot-print in the path of theater, television and movie in Australia

Citizens from Bangladesh tried their luck in different sectors and got success and recognitions for their work. Not so many people are engaged in film sector internationally. Very few Bangladeshi citizens made this exception.

Arc Das (Bengali: অর্ক দাশ) is one among the very few who made such examples. He acted in ‘Unindian’, a film by Anupom Sharma which was released in 15th October 2015. He acted among the famous Bollywood artists like Tanbistha Chatterjee, Stephen Halter, Gulshan Grover, Supriya Pathak, Salman Khan with guest appearance, world cricket legend Brett Lee etc. Arc Das acted in this movie as the character of Tick, a friend of Will (Bret Lee).

Arc Das was born in Chittagong in 1988. His father is the renowned Columnist and Poet Ajay Das Gupta. And his mother, Dipa Dasgupta is the teacher of Summer Field Tutorial. Mr. Ajay moved to Australia in 1996 when Arc was a student of just 2nd standard.

The acting life Arc started in 2003 in a regional Shakespeare Festival. Arc became the first in the ‘dialogue’ category of the festival in 2004. He also acted in some plays like ‘Reference to Salvadr Dali’, ‘Make Me Hot’. He joined in Ensemble theater of Sydney in 2010. His first short film was ‘Jagodi Ji’. He acted in a play, ‘Animals out of paper’ as the member of this group for which he was selected for the best new face for prize of Sydney theater award. He acted in a play, ‘Beached’ in 2013. He also acted in a TV series, ‘The code’. He also acted as a side role in a movie, ‘Good Morning’. After this he got chance in the movie, ‘Unindian’ where he got a lead supporting role. He also got the opportunity in acting in a Hollywood movie, ‘The Lion’ where he acted with Deb Patel and Nikole Kidman.
Beside this, he was also a co-producer of a joint comedy series, ’The Casuals’. He acted in this series along with directing.

He was acted in Bangladesh in a play, ‘Juta Abiskar” at the time of studying in Summer Field School of Chittagong. This was the very beginning in the path of acting for this ideal of Bangladesh.

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Mizanur Rahman, a Bangladeshi youth blooms flower and produce fruits in the heart of desert

There is a saying that a talented person can produce flower even in the desert. Yes, this is done by a Bangladeshi Bengali youth, Mizanur Rahman.

Mizanur Rahman (Bengali: মিজানুর রহমান) is a man of Mekhal village of Hathazari upazila (sub-district) of Chittagong. Like the examples of other hundreds of people working in UAE, Mizan moved to United Arab Emirates to change his fate. He observed that some people were cultivating vegetables in the desert of UAE. Then he thought why we couldn’t produce flowers and fruits side by side flower.

In fact, to give his idea blooming into reality, he started the production and marketing of flowers and fruits. With this thought in mind, he started a nursery with just 200 square meters of land at Baoyadi Al Ain Central Market area in UAE. He cultivated mango, olive, grape, guava, lemon, rose and seedlings of various species of flowers.

Mizan is the eldest son of traders Kazi Md. Edris and Jannatul Ferdous. He went to Dubai in 2005 for first time with just taka 2.5 lacks in hand. He started his job in a shop, Habib recording, of Al-Aine area with just a salary of 300 Dirham. To increase his income, he started doing different small businesses.

With trying his luck in different businesses, he thought of doing something different. So, he started his idea to start a nursery in 2013 with a hope that this business will bring more fortune for him. He showed that idea can become reality with sincere effort and hard labor.

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Mohammad Golam Kibria, a proud Bangladeshi is creating necessary framework and research for Namibia Government on fish farming

Let’s starts with a saying that let anyone teach fishing, he will eat for a day. Let anyone teach fish farming, he will eat forever.

Mohammad Golam Kibria (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ গোলাম কিবরিয়া) a proud Bangladeshi is doing the second-teaching others how to cultivate fish. But this is not in Bangladesh, but in a country like Namibia. He is working as a ‘Special Advisor’ to the Ministry of Fisheries and Sea Resources since 2008.

Namibia Govt realized that big social change can be possible through ‘Small-scale fishery’. Fishes are cultivated throughout Namibia. Golam Kibria got responsibility to create the necessary framework and research for this. Normally fishes are cultivated in Northern Namibia. In the southern part, fishes are cultivated in concrete cistern. The two species of African Catfish and Tilapia fishes are cultivated here. The Pangas, Shrimps, fishes like Curps can be produced here. And the Government of Namibia is also interested to increase the diversity of fish species by bringing fishes from Bangladesh.

Once upon a time, Namibia was producing 200 to 300 metric tons of fish per year. The figure rose to over one thousand metric tons after he was joined there. Government is trying to export fishes to the market of Europe by fulfilling the demand of the country.

He is trying so that skilled fishermen can come from Bangladesh to work or invest in Namibia. He is also trying to promote Bangladeshi model micro-credit in Namibia. He is also trying so that the traders of Bangladesh, the fishermen and the investors can get special privilege for tax exemption in Namibia.

Before coming to Namibia, Golam Kibria used to work in Vietnam for the Commonwealth. Before this, he worked in Thailand.
In 1994, he had completed his Master’s degree from the Bangladesh Agriculture University. He also worked for DANIDA and DFID for some time in Bangladesh. In 1999, He had completed his Masters from Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.

In 2010, Golam Kibria was selected as the ‘Best Commonwealth advisor’. In the same year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) nominated him as the Global Panel members. During his tenure in 2009, Namibia’s Ministry of Fisheries has given him different awards. Awards were given from FAO, the Swedish Sea Food Award and Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa.

Golam Kibria was born in Wari in 1968. The ancestral home is in Sandwip, Chittagong. He was studied in Comilla Cadet College and Barisal Cadet College. His father, Mohammad Golam Maula was a professor. He has been working outside the country for nearly 15 years.

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Dr. Humayun Kabir, A Bangladeshi serves as the Chief Executive of a world renowned charity organization, CASA REHA in Germany

Dr. Humayun Kabir (Bengali:হুমায়ুন কবীর) moved from Bangladesh to Germany after completing his Higher Secondary(HSC)in Rajshahi Cadet College in 1975. He had completed his education in Economics in renowned Humboldt University and completed PHD in economics in Freie university of Berlin.

While doing his PHD, he had worked as translator and other jobs. Afterwards, he had worked in different German and US owned agencies. He had joined in a German health based organization, ‘CASA REHA’ in 2000. This organization is providing health care to the aged person in Germany. This organization has 71 old aged home with 10,000 seats.

An estimate says that the population of Germany is 8 crores 17 lacks which will be reduced by 2 crores nearly 45 years later by 2060. About 70% of the senior citizens of this country still reside with the family. For the remaining 30%, old homes are the solutions. An estimate says that 12 thousand old homes are available in Germany. Different organizations like Red Cross and Caritas and individual owned old homes serve the need.

CASA REHA was a small organization when Mr. Humayun Kabir joined in 15 years back and the sales values of the organization was 2 crores of Euros which now turned to 89 cores. Under his leadership, CASA REHA already got the award as one of best 10 work places in Germany.

Considering the huge demand for this type of organizations in Germany, he began to think for five thousand more beds in the next three years in Germanay which requires more than 45 billion Euros.

A visionary, Mr. Kabir was born in Comilla in 1957. Now he is working as the ‘Chief Executive’ of the organization.

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Mohammad Ashraful Alam, a Bangladeshi descent in the United States of America invented a new ‘Electric sensor’ that can detect the living and the dead cells of bacteria within few minutes conquering the current challenge of science to detect Bacteria in hours.

This is the success story of another Bangladeshi, Mohammad Ashraful Alam (Bengali: মুহাম্মদ আশরাফুল আলম) in United States of America who invented a new ‘Electric sensor’. With his invention, living and the dead cells of bacteria can be detected within few minutes. As a result, the diagnosis of diseases will be more accurate than earlier. And protection of different types of dishes will be ensured.

Mr. Ashraful Alam teaches in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Puradu. He had studied in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET) in Bangladesh.

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medicine. Usually it takes few hours to examine bacteria samples. So, this is quite difficult to detect the disease or starting the treatment of the patients. But the sensor he made with a PHD student, Aida Ebrahimi, would take few minutes to complete the whole process. The sensor can accurately detect the difference between living and dead bacteria cells.

The research paper of Ashraful Alam and Aida Ibrahim was published in the Journal, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”. The study is important that the sensor can detect the difference between the dead and the living bacteria cells within a short time. This will help realizing how the bacteria die. The treatment of a bacteria infected patient can be started quickly now and effective drugs also can be given to cure the patient soon.

Contact: Muhammad Ashraful Alam, 765 49-45988, alam@purdue.edu
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Nidhir Saha, name of a greatest Bangladeshi Bengali who established the first ISO accredited printing and Publication Company in Malaysia that controls half of the entire market share of the country

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He is a man whose success was featured as the cover story in Malaysian, Singaporean, and other Asian magazines. The honorable Sultan of the Malaysian state recognized him with the title, ‘Dato’ for his success in social and business activities. He is no one, but Nidhir Saha (Bengali: নিধীর সাহা), a great man of Bangladesh. He is the son of Late Sudhir Chandra Saha.

He is the son of Dakshinpara of Savar, Dhaka. He was born in 1964. After completing his study in Adharacandra High School of Savar, he was admitted to Mohammadpur Graphics Art Institute of Dhaka in 1981. By the end of the studies there, he moved to Malaysia for higher studies with scholarships.

The person, who came to Malaysia merely for higher education, had built a huge business concern. He established an international level printing business organization, BS Print Malaysia with 60 thousand square feet area in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, beside the high way of Jalan inarahana of Kucailamaya, Malaysia.

80 local and foreigners including 30 Bangladeshis have been working there. The company has workers from Nepal, Myanmar besides Malaysian.

In the beginning, Mr. Saha saved two thousand ringgit from the money of Scholarship with which he started his business. The beginning was quite difficult. At first, he collected work orders and got supplied after printing from other presses. In short, he worked as the middleman. In 1991, he registered his factory with the name of ‘BS Print Malaysia’.

He need not look back from then. At present his organization controls 45-50% of total Malaysian publishing market. He also gets regular work orders from United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, even from Australia. And gradually his company became the first ISO accredited company of Malaysia (‘ISO 12647-2-certified printshop’) in the printing sector.

Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah of Pahang state honored him with an award, ‘Dato’ in 2013. He is engaged in business activities, as well as various social activities. He has been active for a long time with the Rotary Club of Putrajaya.

This following provides a brief look over the company:

Company in brief:
Name: BS Print (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Address: No. 10, Jalan Indrahana 1, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Date of Incorporation: 6 October 1994
Director: Mr. N. Saha
No of employees: 80
Telephone: 03 7983 5753, 03 7980 1642
Email: general@bsprint.my
Website: http://www.bsprint.my/about.html

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