Iqbal Qureshi, long-time Indian resident of Kuwait passes away

Prominent Indian businessman, philanthropist, and foreign trade counsellor of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Iqbal Qureshi (85), passed away in Kuwait on Tuesday,12 November.

A native of Hyderabad in India, he was one of the most senior Indian expatriates in Kuwait and will be fondly remembered by everyone who came to know and respect him.

Burial will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 13 November at the Sabhan Cemetery at 2:30PM.

One of the pioneers of air-cargo business in Kuwait, Mr. Qureshi was instrumental in launching the freight services of Cargolux Airlines International of Luxembourg to Kuwait.

His efforts in improving trade between Luxembourg and Kuwait led to his appointment as the foreign trade counselor of the Duchy in 2003 and his knighthood by the Duke of Luxembourg in 2011.

Starting his professional career with Trade-Wings in India, Mr. Qureshi moved to Kuwait and worked in the air cargo business for the past 40 years.

He was the CEO of Bahman International Cargo in Kuwait and his professional achievements over the years have been recognized through numerous awards from the airline and cargo industries.