An Ismaili Muslim, he delights in introducing the tenets of his faith to others and is known for taking people to the Lower Mainland to visit the Vancouver Ismaili Centre.
He has been recognized for his charitable and philanthropic efforts many times over the years — including with an Order of Canada and an honorary degree from the University of Victoria — and accepts his awards with humility and grace.
Now 72, he has seen his independent pharmacy in Cadboro Bay grow into the Heart Pharmacy chain, with four locations.
Read more at the source: Times Colonist
Header image caption: Naz Rayani is visibly moved after being awarded the Order of Canada by then-governor general Michaëlle Jean, an experience he says was “the honour of the honour.” Photograph By Rayani family/Times Colonist