Abdul Razzak Yaqoob

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Abdul Razzak Yaqoob
Born (1944-05-07)7 May 1944[1]
Surat, British India
Died 21 February 2014(2014-02-21) (aged 69)[1]
Residence United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nationality Pakistan Pakistan
Occupation Founder and Chairman ARY Group
Religion Islam
  • Haji Jan Muhammad (Brother)
  • Haji Muhammad Iqbal (Brother)
  • Haji Abdul Rauf (Brother)
  • Shabana Abdul Razzak (Daughter)
  • Sarwat Abdul Razzak (Daughter)
  • Huma Abdul Razzak (Daughter)
  • Amina Abdul Razzak (Daughter)
  • Farhana Abdul Razzak (Daughter)

Abdul Razzak Yaqoob (Urdu: عبد الرزاق يعقوب‎) (ARY) was a wealthy Pakistani businessman based in Dubai. He was the owner of ARY Group of Companies.[2]

During the era of the British Empire, his parents migrated from Surat, British India to Karachi in 1944. He came to Dubai from Pakistan in 1969.

In 1972, Yakoob established ARY and opened its first outlet in Fikri market Deira.

Due to his philanthropy and extensive social work amongst the community was well respected by Pakistanis around the world. [3]

Abdul Razzak Yaqoob was appointed the lifetime head of the World Memon Organization.[4]

He died on 21 February 2014 in London,[1] he had been ill for many days preceding his death.

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  1. ^ a b c "ARY Founder Haji Abdul Razzaq passes away". Dawn. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "'Manufacturing 70% of our jewellery will reduce costs'". Gulf News. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ Burns, John F. (9 January 1998). "Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob dies: tributes for Dubai-based Pakistani businessman". Gulf New. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Court awards defamed businessman -million". RTHK. 23 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-04.