Bangladesh-born British businessman Enam Ali passed away in the United Kingdom on Sunday. The founder of the British Curry Awards and Spice Business magazine, Enam, breathed his last at a hospital, said a press release issued by the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen expressed deep shock and sorrow at the demise of Enam Ali, also a former president of British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In a condolence message, the minister said Enam Ali played an exemplary role in the advancement of the curry industry in Britain, particularly for Bangladeshis. “It was he who founded the British Curry Awards in 2005, which has gained fame as the Oscars of the curry industry worldwide.”
In Britain, the minister said, Enam Ali was a very well-known face of the Bangladeshi community. “He has brightened the face of Bangladesh besides contributing to the curry industry with his hard work and talent.”
In addition, Enam’s contribution to the development and progress of the Bangladeshi community in Britain will be remembered, Momen added.
The minister prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.