Man is born on earth, and then leaves the earth in time. At this time between birth and death, people are busy with their own work and their own life. Many people are successful in the difficult struggle in the world and many people do not see the face of success.
We have named them Rich and Poor or Successful or Unsuccessful. But we have many people in this world who have devoted their entire lives from birth to death for the good of society, country and nation. Today the whole world knows these great people by one name because they did great deeds. When the names of successful people in the world come up, the names of these great people come first.
There will be no shortage of such great people in history. There are many great people in our own country who have dedicated their lives to the development of society, country and nation. Many have made a name for themselves on many platforms.
But when it comes to politics, the name of Mr. Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury will come to our notice first. He was a man who, in spite of having so much wealth, did not have any arrogance in him. He devoted himself to the development of the society and the country as much as he could. Today we will talk about his top five deeds that he performed before his death. Let’s find out one by one.
His important contribution in the great liberation war of the country will always be the best among his great deeds. In 1971, when the great war of liberation was going on in the country, many youths of the country risked their lives to go to the battlefield. Our great leader Mr. Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu was one of these brave warriors.
The Great Liberation War Needed robust and helping arms. Just then, Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu, the proud son of Chittagong, extended a helping hand in the critical situation of the great war. One of the organizers of the great liberation war of 1971 was our brave politician Alhaj Mr. Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu.
A statement from the South District Awami League stated that when the non-cooperation motion changed into taking place on the eve of the liberation battle, Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury was conducting the works of the battle committee from his Jupiter residence in Patharghata. After the declaration of independence with the useful resource of Bangabandhu got here to Chittagong, it modified into cyclostyled from Akhtaruzzaman’s Jupiter house. The people have delivered all the news to it in time.
Mr. Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu became more popular after showing his brave deeds in the war of liberation. Because his actions will never be forgotten. When Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made Bangladesh independent, his enemies increased.
Because everyone knows that the enemy of good deeds is more. So one night in 1975, the father of the nation Mujib was killed. He was killed along with his family where the father of the nation Mujib lived. After that, violence broke out in the country. Our brave leader Mr. Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu did not stop. At the risk of his own life he was able to maintain contact with his team and with a courageous attitude they were able to recover his team.
If we look at the history, we can know that a leader or a great person must have been imprisoned for their good deeds. Our great leader Akhtaruzzaman Babu has been imprisoned for the good of the country. The anti-authoritarian movement started in the eighties.
Our great politician Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu participated in this movement. He also played a very strong role in this movement. He was tortured while protesting against the dictatorship. This great leader did not hesitate to go to jail for his country.
Not only a politician, he was also a clever man in business. Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu was a powerful businessman and industrialist. In addition to politics before independence, he set up a factory called Royal Industry on Batali Road. He later built various institutions with his perseverance, hard work and ability.
Some of the companies he has set up are Asif Steel Mill, Javed Steel Mill, Asif Synthetic etc. Vanguard Steel Mill purchased synthetic resin products and founded the Zaman Industrial Group in the first two decades of independence in northern Bangladesh. Moreover, he bought a foreign-owned Aramit Mill and built it on a solid foundation with his own skills.
His biggest contribution is today’s “United Commercial Bank’ (UCB Bank). Akhtaruzzaman has been a pioneer in establishing the private banking sector in Bangladesh.
He is the Entrepreneur and Founding Chairman of United Commercial Bank Limited (UCBL), the second largest private bank in the country. He was re-elected as the chairman of the bank in 2011 and held the post till his death. After his death, his daughter Mrs. Rukhmila Zaman.