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Prominent business personality and two-time Asian Games gold medalist Byram Dinshawji Avari passed away on Sunday at the age of 81, Aaj News reported.

He had been ill for a long time and was being treated in a private hospital. He left behind 3 children among the bereaved.

“His funeral prayers will be held at Khorshed Villa, inside the compound of Beach Luxury Hotel at 1 pm on Monday, 23rd January 2023,” his family said.

Byram was a prominent Pakistani businessman based in Karachi. He was the owner and the chairman of the Avari Group of companies – a leading hotel management company in Pakistan. The group owns and operates Avari Hotels which includes a 5-star deluxe hotel in Lahore, the 5-star Avari Towers and the seafront Beach Luxury Hotel in Karachi.

The group is also actively pursuing opportunities for owning and/or managing 3 and 4-star properties elsewhere in Pakistan.

The Avari Group was the first Pakistani company to have obtained international hotel management contracts. As of now, they operate the 200-room 4- star hotel in Dubai, and manage the 200-room Ramada Inn in Toronto at Pearson Airport in Canada.

Apart from his business activities, Byram was a national-level sailor and won two Asian Games gold medals for Pakistan in 1978 (with Muneer Sadiq) and 1982 (with his wife Goshpi Avari).


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Farooq Jan 22, 2023 10:59pm
I have worked under his leadership for about 20 years, he was all the time an excellent boss and rather a guide and companion in times of trouble, pray almighty God for peace in his eternal abode, From Farooq Ali and Mumtaz Farooq ex Spencer Pharma.
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Samin khan Jan 23, 2023 12:29am
B D Avari was my closest friend since 20 years He was a very loyal and care taking person Always looking for others comfort and respect
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Kevin Mendonça Jan 23, 2023 02:06am
Got to know him and his personally when he used to visit Dubai, and stayed in touch when he would come on his short trip to Toronto. Anytime I would call him he would invite me to come stay at his hotel, either Karachi, Dubai or Toronto. He was such a honest and down to earth person and a man of his word. Will miss talking to him and seeing his smiling face. May you rest in eternal peace
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Masood Alam, Toronto Jan 23, 2023 03:25am
@Farooq, Are you the the same Farooq who was my classmate at DJ?
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Farhat Jan 23, 2023 10:41am
@Farooq, do you know Intesar Ali Khan (civil engineer) he worked at Avari towers and Beach luxury too?
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Tariq Saleemullah Jan 23, 2023 02:29pm
What a great human being he was. I had the opportunity to know him personally and he will always remain in our hearts. May his soul rest in peace. Amen
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Syed Naqvi Jan 24, 2023 12:27am
Very sad to hear that we lost a great philanthropist & a great human being. I worked for him in 1980s and found him very compassionate and a wonderful person. The last time I met him was in New York when he took me to a dinner in favorite place. May God bless his soul keep in peace.
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Amjad Javed Jan 25, 2023 09:42pm
Byram D. Avari was a man who brought ethics in his business.Quaid e Azam had he been alive he would have been very happy with Byram sahab. MAY ALLAH KARIM S.O.T GRANT him a SPOT NEAR THE HOUZ E KOSAR IN THE ETERNAL GARDENS OF JANNAT AL FIRDOUS AMEEN SUMMA AMEEN May his last resting place become a SPOT FROM THE GARDENS OF JANNAT AL FIRDOUS AMEEN. With heartfelt sympathies to the whole family.
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