Tausif Ahmad was not from this world, anyone who met Tausif in his short life for a meaningful amount of time would attest that. He was this unearthly and rare blend of humility, kindness, and ambition. Tausif was fighting with cancer for the last two years and was going through treatment in Malaysia where he died on May 15, 2019.
Tausif was born and raised in Dhaka. He did his O level and A level from Scholastica School and undergrad in Marketing and International Business from North South University. After that, he worked at an HR firm for a brief period of time before going to the University of Hertfordshire in the UK for Masters. He returned to Bangladesh in 2011 and joined Inter-speed Communications Limited, an advertising agency based in Dhaka, as a Brand Supervisor before moving to Citibank N.A in 2012. But big organization, strict rules never attracted Tausif, he left Citi and joined a startup called Oscom, a daily deal site and a sister concern of Clickbd, one of the earliest ecommerce companies in the country.
In 2013, he left Oscom to co-found HungryNaki along with two of his friends Sazid and Ahmad, an on-demand food delivery company based in Dhaka. Over the past few years, the company has grown from a tiny operation to a team of over a hundred people and proved in the market that local startups could compete against big money and succeed.
Tausif had this hunger to make a difference. He wanted to change things for the better. Change the country. Change the world. He was thoughtful and supportive. He helped many startup founders in Dhaka’s tech circle to find their path. Tausif lived his years fully. He founded two companies. Helped many founders in their initiatives. Created opportunities for many people. He lived fully but he was still young. There was time.