Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu was a well-known politician and a successful businessman of our country. He was a prominent social worker who sacrificed himself for the welfare of humankind.  He uplifted his respect, pride, and honor of our nation by his good deeds. 

This kind-hearted man devoted himself to the development of society as much as he could. He had an excellent quality of leadership which he acquired from a very young age. He was a gem of politics who pushed the apparent boundaries around himself and made his actions meaningful. 

5 Amazing Calibres of Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury

Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu had devoted his heart and soul to politics since his student life. All his activities and accomplishments reflected his vision of the prosperity of our motherland. He was regarded as the people’s leader because of his significant position in politics. 

When we focus on his life and living, we know some interesting facts that generally remain hidden from the filtered eyes. Here are five amazing facts about Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu that everyone should know earlier: 

  1. Born to an Aristocrat Family in Chittagong


Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu was born in a Muslim family in Chittagong.  His father, Nuruzzaman Chowdhury, was a lawyer and a landlord of Anwara Haildhor, and his mother was a housewife. Though he came from an aristocratic family, he believed in non-discrimination and equality. He was a cordial person who worked for tangible development for ordinary people. 

  1. A successful entrepreneur

Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu had worked for the happiness and contentment of the people. As unemployment is a common problem, he tried to eliminate this issue. He expanded his business by setting up Asif Steel Mill, Asif Synthetic, Javed Steel Mill, Afraeza Oil Mill, Pan Am Botanical, etc. 

He then shifted his mind towards the left-out foreign industries. He bought Vanguard Steel Mill and Synthetic Resin Products. He then established his own Zaman Industrial Group in the first two decades of Independence. He also purchased a foreign-owned Aramit Mill and gave it a solid infrastructure. 

  1. Represented Bangladesh


He got elected the President of the FBCCI, which is the country’s highest business organization. He was also the President of the OIC Chamber of Commerce. In 1989, he got the privilege to serve as a Vice-Chairman of the prestigious international organization 77-Jati Group. He represented Bangladesh worldwide with his excellent talent and work expertise. He also contributed to the country’s business community as the spokesperson and business leader. 

  1. The Founder of UCBL 


He also established the second private bank named United Commercial Bank Limited. He was the founder and founding Chairman of this bank. The bank is committed to being the utmost trustworthy and careful stakeholder. The mission is to maintain long-term growth based on several classifications of resources. These funds lead the bank to the summit of a healthy and sustaining financial institution. 

  1. The Calm Political Leader


After the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, the Awami League party was shaken totally. In that difficult time of the Awami League, he spent his own hard-earned money to maintain stability.  With the spirit of the liberation war, he took the initiative to build the party afresh. He was one of the post-independence politicians who stood beside the party permanently. 


The politics that Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu practiced indicate the unique sense he possessed. The determined insight of maintaining stability between achievement and collateral trade-offs. He is a glorious example for those who exercise politics nowadays.

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