Founder Chairman - BiMS
Former Minister & Member of Parliament
Former Member of Provincial Assembly
Former Member of Constituent Assembly
An organiser of 1971 Liberation War
Late Abdur Rashid Engineer was the Founder Chairman of BiMS. He was born in Daudkandi, Cumilla in the year of 1937. He stood 4th position in his matriculation exam in the year 1952. He completed his BSc. Engineering with distinction from Ahsanullah Engineering College (now known as BUET - Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology).
Later Abdur Rashid Engineer was the District Engineer of Cumilla. During Pakistan period, he entered into politics under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He was one of the Members of Provincial Assembly (MPA) of the-then East Pakistan Provincial Assembly. In the Liberation War of 1971, he was one of the important organisers of the freedom fighters in Cumilla. His contribution and sacrifices during the war are still greatly remembered by freedom fighters of the region.
In independent Bangladesh, he became the Member of Constituent Assembly (MCA) in 1972. In the national parliamentary election of the year 1973, he is believed to have defeated Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, the-then Foreign Minister who later became the President of People's Republic of Bangladesh. Afterwards, Abdur Rashid Engineer became three times Member of Parliament. He also became the Minister for the Ministry of Labour & Manpower of People's Republic of Bangladesh. He represented Bangladesh in International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Abdur Rashid Engineer was the Founder Chairman of BiMS when it was established in 2004. He passed away on January 20, 2006 at the age of 69. (May ALLAH forgive his sins and make him successful in after-life as well - Ameen).