zahurulJahurul Islam (1928-1995) was a legendary entrepreneur and social activist of Bangladesh. He was the founder of Islam Group, the first and one of the largest diversified groups of companies in Bangladesh that includes construction, real estate, international trade, pharmaceuticals and agriculture.

Jahurul Islam’s career began as a contractor. In 1951, he established Bengal Development Corporation, a construction company. In 1964, he correctly predicted that Dhaka would experience a housing crisis and was able to respond to the crisis through the establishment of his own real estate development company, Eastern Housing Ltd. To date, Eastern Housing remains one of the most recognized names in Bangladesh real estate industry.

Jahurul Islam’s professional successes were only surpassed by his philanthropy. In 1989, he established the Jahurul Islam Medical College and Hospital, in his hometown of Bhagalpur. This large teaching hospital is happily located in one of the most beautiful campuses in Bangladesh. The hospital has 500 beds and offers 24 hour emergency care. The medical and nursing institutes are one of the best private medical institutions in Bangladesh with a strong focus on academic excellence.The hospital, colleges and campus are all maintained by Islam Group in the honour and memory of its legendary founder and chairman.