Abdul Razzak Yaqoob

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Abdul Razzak Yaqoob
Born(1944-05-07)7 May 1944[1]
Karachi, Sind, British India
Died21 February 2014(2014-02-21) (aged 69)[1]
London, United Kingdom
ResidenceDubai, United Arab Emirates

Abdul Razzak Yaqoob (7 May 1944 – 21 February 2014) was a Pakistani gold bullion trader who founded ARY Gold in the United Arab Emirates and later ARY Media Group.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Surat, British India to Memon family in 1944 which later migrated to Karachi after partition.[2]

Business career[edit]

Yakoob moved to the United Arab Emirates in the 1960s and started gold business with an outlet in Dubai. He founded ARY Group in 1972 and launched a private television channel ARY Digital in 2000.[2]


He died on 21 February 2014 in London, United Kingdom.[2]


  1. ^ a b "ARY Founder Haji Abdul Razzaq passes away". Dawn. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 28 Aug 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (22 February 2014). "Founder of ARY Group passes away".