Author Muhammad Obaidur Rahim’s life story is a journey intertwined with accomplishments and challenges. Being the son of Khuda Buksh, the pioneer of life insurance in the Indian sub-continent, Rahim inherited not just a name but a legacy of excellence. Why? Because the life insurance legacy of Khuda Buksh has always followed him around.
Although Rahim was born in Kolkata, India, in 1952, a new chapter of his life began as he and his parents left their homeland for East Bengal. His early experiences instilled in him the crucial values of adaptability and resilience – virtues that would serve him well in the years to come.
His educational voyage took him to St. Gregory’s High School and Dhaka College – fostering a thirst for knowledge. However, Rahim’s educational pursuits didn’t end there – he completed his higher education at the esteemed University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. He later earned a Master of Technology degree in mining from the prestigious Indian School of Mines, followed by an MS in Mining Engineering from West Virginia University, United States. His academic pursuits were a testament to his dedication and aim of excellence.
Entering the realm of profession, Rahim’s expertise found a home at Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL, where he served the US government. His career spanned over three decades, and he honed distinguishing skills in maintenance engineering, configuration management, and system design and development.
Rahim’s inspirational biography about Khuda Buksh, “Khuda Buksh: The Pioneer of Life Insurance in Bangladesh,” lives among his many accomplishments as his personal life flourishes. His works have not only contributed to their respective fields but have also left an indelible mark on the many organizations he served.
Settled in the serene embrace of Davenport, Iowa, Rahim has built a life with his wife and two daughters. Beyond the rigors of work, he spends his leisure time reading books, traveling, and enjoying sports.