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Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, along with members of Avari family unveil a plaque of a Karachi road named after late Dinshaw B Avari. Image Credit: Sindh CM's House.

Karachi: Thirty-three years after his death, the Sindh government has honoured the services of a member of the Parsi community in Karachi, who founded a chain of hotels in the country, by naming an important road in the city after him.

The road to Karachi Port after reconstruction has been named after Dinshaw B Avari who belonged to a poor Parsi family and after hard work entered into the hospitality business before partition. Avari established two important hotels in Karachi, the first one in 1948 and the second in 1985.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah along with Byram D Avari, son of late Dinshaw Avari, jointly performed the soft launch of the reconstructed road at a ceremony at the CM’s House that was also attended by other members of the Avari family and the Parsi community in Karachi.

Byram Avari said the then prime minister late Benazir Bhutto at the time of the death of his father in December 1988 had announced that a postal stamp would be issued and a road would be named in the memory of his father in view of his services for the country.

He said the commemorative stamp had been issued in 2016.

“It is indeed a great moment that a member of the Parsi community is being honoured after 75 years since creation of Pakistan,” he said.

Avari said his father had always believed in doing philanthropy and helping out the poor people as he had come from a humble family background.

“Our father taught us to always help out and look after the poor as that was why service of not a single employee of our hotels was terminated when economic downturn happened after 9/11,” he said.