Shamim Osman, member of one of the most influential families of Narayanganj, is competing to be the first mayor of the newly established city corporation with Wall Clock as his electoral symbol.
Shamim, the former general secretary of Awami League city unit, pipped Ivy to Awami League's support for the polls.
Shamim was elected member of the parliament in 1996 from Narayanganj-3.
According to the information he provided to the Election Commission, he is standing trial in five criminal cases. A total of 12 cases have been filed against him.
In his affidavit, Shamim says his profession is business. Shamim and his dependents earn Tk 435,593 yearly. He owns Tk 350,000 in cash and a bank deposit of Tk 8,528,531. He also has bonds and company shares worth Tk 10,150,000. He has different saving certificates and fixed-deposits worth Tk 25,700,000 and 40 tolas of gold. His property includes a 10 decimal land, his wife's nine decimal land and a two-storey building on a 16 decimal land. He also has bank and other loans of Tk 13,669,950.
He always denies his involvement in terrorist activities. He left the country in 2001, after Awami League government left the power and returned when the party was re-elected in 2009.
50-year-old Shamim's grandfather Khan Shaheb Osman Ali was a founding member of Awami League. His father A K M Shamsuzzoha was also a member of parliament. Shamim's elder brother Nasim Osman is currently an MP elected from Jataya Party. His brother Selim Osman is the president of BKMEA.