Akboria

In 1905, Late. Md. Khoshjahan Ali opened “Muhammad Ali Restaurant” . After 6 years in 1911, it was renamed as “Akboria Grand Hotel” (Bengali: আকবরিয়া গ্র্যান্ড হোটেল) by his son, Late. Md. Akbar Ali who took over the business from his father. During the 19th century, Hindu were the majority in northern region of the country and had dominance over most of businesses, as a result the Muslim community was treated unfairly. Since the cow is a sacred animal to the Hindus, its consumption was prohibited in the whole northern region of the then Rajshahi Division. To tackle the injustice towards Muslims, ‘Akboria Grand Hotel’ started its journey and is claimed to be the first restaurant that started selling beef commercially in the northern region, within very short time gaining massive popularity among the Muslim community. After few years, they started to feed poor people for free everyday past mid-night and are claimed to be the only company to do so in the country continuously for over 100 years till today. It is not unusual for restaurants to feed people with leftovers, but Akboria is claimed to feed over 300 destitute people everyday past mid-night for free with freshly cooked local cuisine dishes like rice, curry, local type of ragù etc. cooked specially for them. They are also claimed to be the largest sellers of Lachcha Semai (Bengali: লাচ্ছা সেমাই), a Bengali local version of fried vermicelli, in the district.

12 thoughts on “Akboria”

  1. I think the all mighty ALLAH will give the benefits to feed those people without feedback.

    May ALLAH help those to continue for foreseeable future.

  2. YOu have lots of hotel and resturants ….. I hope you will share your hotel and resturants phone and fax number … also redesign your web site .

  3. Bhai your website could be improved with your menu and pics of good dishes, I have developer in Bangladesh and would love to help for free. Would love to make your restaurant more popular because you do so much for the community.

  4. আপনাদেৱ ঘিযে ভাজা ললাচা সেমাযেৱ
    দামটা পাৱ কেজি কত কৱে একটু জানাৰেন

  5. Hello Akboria,
    Have you any home/parcel delivery at dhaka.
    if possible please let me know as soon as possible.

    Thanking in advance.

  6. Dear, Akboria Sweet
    I’m Sohel from Dhaka
    i believe that this is very Popular and greatest sweet item company based in Bogura. But fortunately i saw a
    Akboria small stall beside Bus Counter at Chittagong Rode in Dhaka,
    Suddenly i bought a small Dhoi for 35 bdt. But after few Minutes i felt stomach problem.
    I would like to know is the stall authenti?

    ASM SOHEL
    +8801715439077

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