Bakewell owner Naeem Nasir, 52, passed away on Tuesday at the Balwant Singh Hospital at around 11.15 pm after a period of illness and was interred yesterday at the Crane cemetery.

That was following the Jannazah (funeral service) held at the Merriman Mall opposite the Queenstown Mosque and close to Nasir’s North Road home.

Nasir inaugurated the popular bakery 24 years ago and later expanded the business to include the Roti Hut and the Rituals coffee shop at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.

He was also well known for his philanthropy.

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