Kandak Road named after B Mohiudeen Haji

12:56 PM, Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Kandak RoadMangaluru : A new road in Kandak, here, has been named after late B Mohiudeen Haji, the father of late Hassan Hajee and B Ahmed Hajee Mohiudeen, Chairman of BA Group India and grandfather of Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, UAE, to commemorate his active participation and contributions to the growth and progress of the area.

Health Minister U T Khader formally announced the naming of ‘B Mohiudeen Haji Road’ at a special function held at Thumbay Hills in Bantwal on Sunday.

Meanwhile, District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai and Health minister U T Khader handed over the ‘Token of Appreciation’ awards to Abdulla Kunhi Baikara, Yenepoya Mohamed Kunhi, B Mohideen Hasan Hajee and Haji C Mahmood in recognition of their outstanding contributions to community development. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi and K E Faizal were presented with the ‘Senior Achiever of the Year’ and ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ awards respectively, recognising their unique contributions to community development.

On the same occasion, Chairman of B A Group B Ahmed Hajee Mohiudeen was conferred with an honorary doctorate for his outstanding contributions to community development by Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university of the Middle East region located in Ajman, UAE. Ahmed Hajee received the doctorate from Thumbay Moideen, the Founder President of the Board of Governors of GMU, in the presence of Prof Gita Ashok Raj, the Provost and Dean of GMU.

Born in 1933 to B Mohiudeen Hajee and Mariamma in a business family in Mangaluru, Ahmed Hajee graduated in commerce in 1954 and founded the B A Group in 1957, of which he is the chairman. Today, B A Group is a well-diversified conglomerate. He is a distinguished figure among the general public in Karnataka, particularly Dakshina Kannada, by virtue of his proven track record of excellence in industrial, educational, philanthropic, social and community services.

A Board Member of Yenepoya Medical College and Yenepoya Dental College in Mangaluru, he is the Founder President of a number of institutions and trusts in and around Mangaluru, and serves as the head of around 1,000 masjids.

He is also a recipient of ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ which was presented by former President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.

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