Manama- Qasim Ahmed Fakhro, one of Bahrain's leading businessmen, died here on Wednesday. Mr Fakhro,69, died at the Salmania Hospital after a prolonged illness. A former president of the Bahrain Chamber of commerce and Industry, Mr Fakhro was a board memebe of the Bahrain University and among the first Bahrainis to obtain a university degree. He was a founder-member of the Alumni Club and chairman of AlAhlia Insurance .Last week, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce. honoured him for his business efforts in the last four decades. The award was received on his behalf by his son Dr Sameer Fakhro, who is Bahrain University's vice president, adminstration and finance. Mr Fakhro is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.