father Hafuzur Rahman came to England from Singapore in 1965, at
first working in a factory. In
1970, he brought his son Muhibur Rahman to this country.
13 years old, Muhibur went to secondary school in Birmingham and
Oxford. He continued his studies in accounting at college in London
and started working at the age of 17.
1976 he started his own business in the catering trade acquiring
a restaurant, along with his partner Dewan Alam Noor Raja, the grandson
of Sylhet's famous poet Hason Raja.
said he would always find time to study in between working. He married
in 1980, his wife coming from Sylhet.
father Hibibur Rahman
have four sons all of whom are currently studying. In 1985, Rahman
became the owner of another restaurant in Brighton. His
partner the poet Liaquat Ali Khan named the restaurant 'Nirupoma
was 1985 when Rahman decided to move to Gloucester. He
became an active member in the community and quickly became known
as a successful businessman.
now has three restaurants and two takeaways and lives with his family
well as having an active role in the community, Rahman is also an
active member of the Labour Party. He is currently the vice-chairman
of Nailsworth and Minchinhampton Labour Party. This is not really
surprising as Rahman came from a political background.
is also a poet, writing in both Bengali and English. He has written
poems in both The Citizen and Jonomot, a weekly Bengali newspaper
published in London. In
Bangladesh his poetry can be purchased on audio cassette.
See 'The Bangladeshi Community'