Fahim Saleh was a leading tech entrepreneur of international ride-sharing companies who was found dead in New York. Saleh was only 33 year old and a son of Bangladeshi immigrants. He created his first company while still in high school. Fahim Saleh went on to co-found the ride company Pathao, which is popular in Bangladesh and Nepal, in 2015.
More recently he helped found Nigerian motorbike taxi app Gokada, but the company faced a setback after authorities in Lagos banned motorbike taxis earlier this year.
Both companies have paid tribute to the great and young entrepreneur.
Gokada described Saleh as “a great leader, inspiration and positive light for all of us” in its tweet.
Hussein M Elius, who co-founded Pathao with Saleh, told Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper: “Fahim believed in the potential for technology to transform lives in Bangladesh and beyond.
“He saw the promise in us when all we had was a common purpose and a shared vision. He was, and will forever remain, an incredible inspiration for Pathao and our entire ecosystem.”
Nigerians especially those living in Lagos will remember Saleh with his Gokana bikers – as an individual who brought glamour and style into commercial motorbike in the city.