Happy birthday, Munier Chowdhury!
Google today dedicates an excellent doodle to Munier Chowdhury on his 95th birthday celebration. Munier Chowdhury was a renowned Bangladeshi writer, educator, language specialist, stage actor, and political activist.
Munier Chowdhury was granted Independence Day Award in 1980, by the then President Ziaur Rahman’s administration after death. He was a survivor of the mass killing of Bangladeshi intellectuals in 1971.
Munier Chowdhury was born on November 27, 1925 in the town of Manikganj, British India (presently Bangladesh). His predecessors were begun from Noakhali. His dad was Khan Bahadur Abdul Halim Chowdhury, a locale officer and Aligarh Muslim University graduate.
Because of Munier Chowdhury’s dad’s official assignment, they lived in Manikganj, Pirojpur and different pieces of East Bengal. His family moved to Dhaka forever in 1936.
Since youth, he was a intelligent student. Following his first of various master’s degrees, he turned into an professor in the English and Bangla divisions of Dhaka University in 1950.
Munier Chowdhury was removed from Salimullah Hall, his residential dorm, as a result of his inclusion in liberal governmental issues. He was detained for a very long time in 1952 for his support in the Bengali Language Movement (his mission was intended to make Bangla as one of Pakistan’s official languages).
He showed up at the expert’s examination in Bengali writing and stood first in the five class in 1954. He performed brilliant while remaining at prison. Afterward, in 1958, he got his third graduate degree in linguistics from Harvard University.
A submitted torchbearer for the Bangla language, Munier Chowdhury likewise assisted with planning an improved Bangla typewriter console during the 1960s. He joined the University of Dhaka in 1950 and showed both in the divisions of English and Bengali until 1971.
In 1967, Munier Chowdhury protested the Pakistan government’s restriction on Rabindranath Tagore’s tunes on radio and TV. In the mid 1950s, there was a development in Pakistan to supplant the Bengali language letters in order with the Arabic alphabet.
He effectively took an interest in the non-co-activity development during the early piece of 1971 and denied his honor Sitara-e-Imtiaz, awarded by the Government of Pakistan in 1966.
Munier Chowdhury was married to Lily Chowdhury. They had three children, Ahmed Munier, Ashfaque Munier (Mishuk) and Asif Munier.
After the Pakistani armed force crackdown in 1971 in the Dhaka University zone from which Munier Chowdhury got away from like many, he moved to his folks’ home, close to Hatirpool.
On December 14, 1971, he, alongside countless Bengali learned people, educators, doctors and architects, were kidnapped from their homes and later tormented and executed by the Pakistan Army and its Bengali associates Al-Badr and Al-Shams.
In 1991, on the twentieth anniversary of Bangladesh’s freedom, the government provided a memorial stamp including Munier Choudhury. Today, Google honors the incredible language revolutionist and martyr who had given every one of his endeavors including his last breathe under torment to inspire and preserve Bengali culture in Bangladesh.