Alhaj Rais Miah, prominent Bangladeshi businessman, community leader and organiser, Executive member of Walsall Bangladesh Progressive Society and Chairman of Masjid E Usamn of Walsall, died on Monday 3rd July at the age of 61 (Inna Lillahi …. Rajiun). He was suffering from cancer for last few months. He was buried at Streetly Cemetery in Walsall after his namaz-e-janaza was held on 4th July at Masjid E Usman.
Alhaj Rais Miah is originally from Suratpur village of Tajpur Union of Osmani Nagar Upozila of Sylhet. He left behind six sons, three daughters, wife and numerous wellwishers.
Mohammed Rais Miah was a successful businessman, Property Investor and Community worker. He was the Chairman of a newly built Mosque in Walsall, West Midlands called Masjid-EUsman (RA) and a private school, KGDS High School in Suratpur,Usmani Nogor in Bangladesh. He was recognised for his involvement in Business and community work at several awards ceremonies over the years. Born in Bangladesh, Rais Miah arrived in the UK in 1969 aged fourteen, from Tajpur, Usmaninogor, Sylhet. He completed his high School education in the UK and continued to further education and gained a Diploma in Business and Accounting. He won the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who Award in 2013 for his great achievements and support to the community. Rais Miah was also an active member of the Bangladeshi Community in the Midlands area for the last twenty years, helping with the Bangladesh Youth Organisation where he served as a secretary. He was also Advisor for the Bangladeshi Progressive Society, Bangla Kagoz and Balagonj Usmaninogor Gorib Kollan Trust. Though his successful Restaurant chain, he regularly raised money for victims of natural disasters like the Earthquake, Tsunami and the Cyclones. He also raised money for other causes such as Chernobyl’s Childrens, International Eye Saver and Children in Need.