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Nasir Uddin’s demise leave an unrepaired wound in Bangladesh’s denim sector

Mir Nasir Uddin, Managing Director, Pacific Jeans Group at the age of 71 breathed his last on 28 February 2021. Mir Nasir Uddin has been an icon in Bangladesh’s denim sector for more than 3 decades. His unparalleled height in the country’s denim manufacturing industry. And Mir Nasir Uddin will continue to show the paths ahead for denim entrepreneurs.

Figure: Md. Nasir Uddin, Managing Director, Pacific Jeans Group. Courtesy: Collected

Nasir Uddin was born at Salimpur village in Sitakunda of Chattogram district.

He started the business in 1984. At present, Pacific jeans Group has 10 state-of-the-art production units. Employs over 35,000 people, manufacturing around 40 million pieces of jeans annually and exporting to more than 50 countries. And it is one of the leading premium denim makers.

In his illustrious carrier, Nasir Uddin also served as a director of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). He had been awarded the national export trophy 24 times for his achievement in exports and has been a commercially important person (CIP) for many years. He also received the prominent Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial Award-2020.

Mostafiz Uddin, Managing Director of Denim Expert Ltd. Founder & CEO of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange said in his LinkedIn post, “Mir Nasir Uddin has been a true visionary who showed our paths ahead. He not only contributed to the development of the Bangladesh apparel industry where it is today but also set the example for others by his Pacific Jeans group.”

Mostafiz continued, “He has been a forward-looking and farsighted person in every sense. His closing remarks in Bangladesh Fashionology Summit in 2017 where he talked about the importance of embracing automation, IoT, AI and digital supply chain is still relevant for the industry and can be guiding principles for it in the coming years to achieve excellence.”

“Like Bangladesh Fashionology Summit Nasir uncle attended my many initiatives. As he always inspired me for such knowledge initiatives which he believed to be keys for the progress of Bangladesh apparel industry, through his illuminating presence he always proved his support to me,” told Mostafiz.

“With his sad demise, while the industry has lost one of his visionary leaders, I have lost a perpetual courage and inspiration to me.”

“However, the legacy of visions and thoughts he left behind would be our lighthouse for the future,” Mostafiz Uddin added.

Md. Imran Bin Ishaque, Sr. Manager, Supply chain, Pacific Jeans Ltd. said to Textile Today, “He was an exceptional leader with immense forecasting power. He taught me everything.”

Nasir Uddin leaves behind his wife, three sons, relatives and a mass of well-wishers to grieve his demise.

Nasir Uddin will be buried at the family graveyard in Salimpur under Sitakunda Upazila of Chattogram after the namaz-e-janaza there.

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