Overview

 

Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu was an influential personality because of his voluntary, welfare, and kind-hearted nature. He had the most friendly approach to the fellow people. That’s why he achieved the love of the masses during his lifetime. His intentions and conduction indicated that he was a man of reliance, shelter, and support. The impression created by him is a combination of years of his activities, experience, and norms that he held deep inside the heart. 

 

Revolutionary track of Independence: 

 

Akhtaruzzaman Babu was one of the front-line organizers of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra in Chittagong from the beginning of the Liberation war of Bangladesh. At the time of the non-cooperation movement, he dealt with the struggles from his Jupiter House at Patharghata. When the leader of the nation Bangabandhu declared the independence of Bangladesh, it was broadcast first from Akhtaruzzaman’s house to all places, including Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra. 

 

In the very fearful condition, the people of Bangladesh learned that the war of liberation was declared. Since then, the mass people had started preparing to fight back. The announcement had taken place in reality because of the support given by Akhtaruzzaman Babu. 

 

Responsibilities throughout the War:

 

Akhtaruzzaman Babu had accomplished tons of activities enthusiastically during the liberation war. He precisely did what he should do as the leading personnel of Awami League. The Mujibnagar Government made him its organizer member of the relief and rehabilitation committee of the Mujibnagar government. Along with his team, he extended their hands to the needy people in the climatic situation of the war. He went to India to perform several duties on behalf of the Bangladesh government. 

 

Besides, he visited many parts of Europe and the US during the liberation war to gather worldwide opinion. He wanted to let the world know about the brutal torture imposed upon Bangalis. he visited those countries to represent Bangladesh led by justice Abu Saeed Chowdhury. He fought in the war as a coordinator to open the way to independence. 

 

Building up & guiding the new Nation:

 

Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu made use of his experiences and insights to improve the constitution of Bangladesh. He was elected Member of parliament in the years 1986, 1991, and 2009 respectively. He directed the standing committee of the Ministry of Jute and Textile of the 9th national parliament. Of the 9th federal parliament. 

 

Political Affluence: 

 

Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu was one of the greatest politicians since the Liberation period. After the independence of Bangladesh, he continuously kept trying to develop this country. He did not back out from the anti-authoritarian movement in the eighties despite being tortured while protesting. He even risked his life in order to maintain contact with the leaders and workers as Bangladesh went through political crises at that time. Besides, he worked courageously to reorganize the party. 

 

Benevolent to People: 

 

This legendary person started social activities in his young life. He managed to establish a friendly relationship with the ordinary people of Chittagong and throughout the country. His devotion to the people of his birthplace Anowara Karnaphuli was utmost as he considered it a moral liability. The historic Chittagong movement was led by him, which was only meant for the betterment of the people. From 1967 to 1975,  he was elected the chairman of Haildhar Union Parishad. He was also elected the representative of Anwara-West Patiya in 1970.  

 

A successful entrepreneur

 

Akhtaruzzaman Babu was one of the prosperous businessmen and industrialists who is an idol to the youth. He started his journey by establishing a factory named Boyle Industry before independence. Then he set up several industries and significantly expanded his business. He also focused on setting up the foreign sector in this country afresh. He purchased vanguard Steel Mill and Synthetic Resin Products to construct Zaman Industrial Group. Besides, he bought Aramit mill with a vision to build it on a solid foundation. He played a pioneering role in the private banking sector by founding United Commercial Bank. It is the second private bank in Bangladesh that is progressing day by day. He maintained the outstanding role of the spokesperson and business leader of the country’s business community. 

 

Conclusion

 

As a politician, he accomplished every responsibility sincerely that was based on the dreams of Bangabandhu. He was a confident team member on whom the party can depend. He did every possible thing to contribute for the betterment of the nation. He became the icon of Bangladesh because of his qualities of leadership and heroic activities.

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