Happy Birthday to Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Today is a very special day for me and for millions who consider Prof. Muhammad Yunus to be their role model. Born in June 28, 1940, in a rural area in the district of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Prof. Yunus (with Grameen Bank) won Nobel Peace Prize back in 2006 for his effort to create social and economic development at the very bottom part of the society in his native Bangladesh and abroad.

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus Looks On.

He actually re-defined the concept of “Microcredit” and “Social Business” in his book “Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism” and in “Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs”. I had the pleasure to read these books and I am more than fascinated by his amazing yet very creative thoughts. A true economist, who knows how to use capitalism not only to create money but also to serve the poorest of the poor.

I was lucky enough to meet with Prof. Yunus back in 2010 over here in New York and I didn’t forget to get my books autographed by him as well. It was really a dream come true experience for me.

Besides Nobel Peace Prize, Prof. Yunus won Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2010 along with other notable awards over the last 30 years.

Today is the birthday of Prof. Yunus. All I wanted to say is, many years ago on this day God decided to send a man on earth who was meant to touch millions of lives and that has happened! Happy Birthday to Prof. Yunus.

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