Prashanta Kumar Halder, also known as PK Halder, is a Bangladeshi-Canadian banker who was made the Deputy Managing Director of Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited in 2008 and became managing director of NRB Global Bank (later rebranded Global Islami Bank) in July 2015. In November 2021, Anti Corruption Commission filled charges against Halder and his associates including his brother Pritish Kumar Halder. He is a fugitive and wanted in Bangladesh for embezzlement of more than 102 billion taka, one of the biggest cases in Bangladesh. The Daily Star called him the “Sultan of Swindle”
|Date of Birth||Not Published|
|Net Worth||426 cr. BDT (approx.)|
Family Members & Other Information –
Prashanta Kumar Halder was born and brought up in Pirojpur. His father was a farmer and mother a school teacher. His brother is Pritish Kumar Halder. The family lived in a small thatched house where they would survive hand to mouth.
Prashanta Kumar Halder went to Dighirjan Primary School in Nazirpur of Pirojpur. After passing his SSC, he admitted himself to PC College in Bagerhat.
Criminal Case & Current Status –
According to Bangladesh Bank in 2020, Prashanta Kumar Halder had stolen 15 billion taka from International Leasing and Financial Services Limited, 22 billion from FAS Finance & Investment Limited, 30 billion from People’s Leasing And Financial Services Limited, and 25 billion taka from Reliance Finance Limited. He was being investigated by Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit and the Anti Corruption Commission. The investigations against him started in 2019 after a number of raids on illegal casinos in Dhaka. Anti Corruption Commission called 14 associates of Halder to their office for investigation in the laundering by him in February 2021. In November 2021, Anti Corruption Commission filled charges against Halder and his associates including his brother Pritish Kumar Halder.