Naushad Merali, businessman and founder of Sameer Group, dies aged 70


Naushad Merali, businessman and founder of Sameer Group, has died in Nairobi aged 70, his family has said.

The billionaire industrialist is set to be buried on Saturday, this is according to a statement sent to newsrooms by the Shia Ithna Ashri Jamaat secretariat.

The secretariat said only close family members will be allowed to attend the burial due to the COVID-19 guidelines.

“It is with profound grief and sorrow that we inform you of the sad demise of Dr. Naushad Noorali Merali in Nairobi. He was a businessman the owner of Sameer group. Burial will be held today 3rd July, 2021,” read the statement.

“It is the family’s request that Covid protocols be adhered to firmly hence, only immediate members of the family and those assisting with the burial proceedings to attend. The family thanks you for honouring this request. Details of a Memorial for the wider Community and friends will be circulated in due course.”

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