Historical Notes Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Shakila Yasmin came to the United States with her family in 1992. She enjoyed photography and the songs of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. She and her husband, Nurul Miah, lived in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and worked at Marsh & McLennan. Shakila was a computer assistant. On September 11, both were at work near the top of the North Tower. Nurul was 35 years old. Shakila was 26.