DUBAI: Prominent businessman and former president of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Siraj Kassam Teli has passed away today (Tuesday) at the age of 67.
According to details, the businessman had been diagnosed with pneumonia and was under-treatment at a hospital in the Emirates. The businessman was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the government in 2011.
Born in 1953, Siraj Teli graduated from Karachi’s Government Commerce College in 1974. He was known for raising voice for the rights of business and industrial community of Karachi.
Federal Minister for Industries Hammad Azhar expressed deep sorrow over the demise of renowned businessman Siraj Kassam Teli.
“I frequently interacted with him on issues facing Karachi’s business community and learned from his valuable experiences and advise,” said Federal Minister for Industries & Production Hammad Azhar.
Ex-KCCI chief Zubair Motiwal said that his demise has created a wide gap in the leadership of the business community. “He always spoke the truth without considering the consequences,” Motiwala said.