Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the country’s leading Pran-RFL Group Major General (Retd) Amzad Khan Chowdhury has passed away at the age of 76.

He breathed his last at 7:15pm on Wednesday during treatment at Duke Medical Hospital at North Carolina of the USA.

The deceased left his wife Sabiha Chowdhury, two sons – Azhar K Chowdhury and Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, two daughters – Uzma Chowdhury and Dr. Sera Huq, and a host of relatives and well-wishers.

Pran-RFL Group Deputy Managing Director (DMD) and late Mr Chowdhury’s son Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, in a press statement, requested all to pray for the departed soul.

“The deceased will be buried at the military graveyard in Dhaka after his dead-body is brought from the US,” he said.

Mr. Chowdhury was born in 1939 in Natore. He started his education in Nobokumar Institute in Dhaka.  In 1956 he joined Pakistan Army and graduated from both Pakistan Military Academy and Australian Staff College.

Repatriating to Bangladesh in 1973 he held many important positions, including General Officer Commanding (GOC) at Comilla and Bogra cantonments. His last position was the Quarter Master General of Bangladesh Army.

The noted industrialist started business career after retirement from Army in 1981, and became one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country. Under his leadership Pran-RFL group has emerged as one of the leading conglomerate.

The leading business group owns: Agricultural Marketing Company Ltd, Rangpur Foundry Ltd, RFL Plastic Ltd, Bangladesh Lift Industries Ltd, Pran Foods Ltd, Pran Dairy Ltd, Pran Agro Ltd, Pran Beverage Ltd, Pran Exports Ltd, Pran Agro Business Ltd, and Banga Agro Processing Ltd.

In last two and half decades, more than 10,000 workers have been employed in PRAN-RFL Group.

Mr Chowdhury was the founder-president of Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) and Bangladesh Agro-Processors’ Association (BAPA) as well as former president of Underprivileged Children’s Education Programme (UCEP).He was also elected the President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) twice.