I completed my Masters in Economics in 1974 (1982 batch) from Chittagong University. At this time, Muhammad Yunus Sir and other teachers used to inspire us not to look for jobs but to become entrepreneurs and advised to get involved in any work. Because the nationalization of the industries of the war-torn country at that time did not provide opportunities for private enterprises; employment opportunities were limited, infrastructure was not so developed. Government job opportunities were meager. Then my friend and the late Mayor Anisul Haque and I thought we would go to the Middle East. But the thought of becoming an entrepreneur was constantly on my mind. In the meantime, I got acquainted with Rafiqul Alam Chowdhury, GM of New Era Steel Mills. He offered to supply grease to his organization. I bought products from Paragon Oil, a local and foreign lubricants company in Sadarghat, for Tk 8,000 per drum of grease and supplied it to New Era and BSRM for Tk 8,200.