Kenyan Tycoon Naushad Merali,founder of Kencell (currently Airtel) and Sameer Group died in Nairobi, his family has confirmed.
In a memorial service and internment declaration seen by Muranga newspaper, the Kenyan industrialist who bought 60% ownership of Airtel Kenya business in 2004, passed on July 3, 2021 at 70 years old. He is expected to be buried on same day in accordance with Muslims’ traditions.
‘“It is with profound grief and sorrow that we inform you of the sad demise of Dr. Naushad Noorali Merali in Nairobi.
“The deceased was the husband to Zarin Bai Merali and father to Br. Sameer Merali, Sis. Yasmin Merali, son of Noorali Merali (“Bapa”) and brother to Marhum Mohamed Merali, Fatma Bai Nasser, Gully Bai Datoo, Marhum Bashir Merali, Shabbir Bhai Merali and Parin Bai Moloo,” the statement read in part.
It added; “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.”
The family’s report also clarified details of a commemoration service for the wider community companions will be circulated in due course