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Opening of 49th Aga Khan Gold Cup Golf Tournament

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 20th January, 2023 05:18:47 PM
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The prestigious Aga Khan Gold Cup’s 49th golf tournament, hosted by the Ismaili Council for Bangladesh since 1973, was formally inaugurated amidst a lot of fanfare at the lush green and picturesque Kurmitola Golf Course on the morning of Friday (Jan 20).

The tournament is being held after a gap of two years due to the pandemic, and is being sponsored by IPDC, Bombay Sweets, Habib Bank Ltd., Mumtaz Herbal, Olympic, Alco Aluminum, and Finis.

Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, Chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force, was invited as the Chief Guest, and formally inaugurated the tournament by teeing off. 

Major General MdZahirul Islam, Vice President, Brig Gen MdShawkat Osman, Club Captain, Brigadier General Abidur Reza Khan (Retd), Chairman, Tournament Committee, Lt. Col. Abu Md. Sayedur Rahman (Retd), Chief Executive Officer, Lt. Col. Md. Anwar Hossain, General Manager, Golf Operations, were present on behalf of the Kurmitola Golf Club.

Mr. Amyn Saleh, President and other members of the Ismaili Council for Bangladesh were also present at the inaugural ceremony. 

The prize distribution ceremony will be held on Saturday evening, January 21, 2023 at the Banquet Hall of the Kurmitola Golf Club, said a press release.