The Bangladeshi Long Islander who makes a difference

Photo: Janne Louise Andersen

63 year-old Mohammd Saleh was on November 10th awarded the “Make a Difference Award” for helping Muslim immigrants integrate in Long Island. Saleh indeed does seems to be a man who is adored by his community. For his civic contributions, Nassau County Office of Minority awarded him the “Asian Pacific Americans of Distinction Award” and the Eastern Queens Democratic Club appraised him as “The Community Leader of the Year”.

Saleh says he owes his fortune to a Jewish pharmacist by the name of Eugene Bresnick, who helped him settle and achieve his dreams in the U.S.

Watch part of the interview with Bangladeshi Mohammad Saleh, a pharmacist, philanthropist and resident of Merrick, Long Island.


  • Member of Board of Advisors at Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of LIU.
  • Awarded the Daniel Stateman Distinguished Alumni Award for his business achievement and philanthropic work.
  • A member of Pharmacy Advisory Board of Medicaid
  • Former President of the Empire State Pharmaceutical Society
  • Former President of Long Island Muslim Society
  • Commissioner of Human Rights Commission of Nassau County since 2007
  • The founder of the Bangladeshi-American Pharmacists Association
  • Mohammed Saleh `77 Endowed Scholarship Fund