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Imran Ahmed Chowdhury Imran Ahmed Chowdhury (Imran Chowdhury) : (বাংলায় : ইমরান আহেমদ

Imran Ahmed Chowdhury

চৗধুরী ) Is a Bangladeshi-born British restaurateur,[1]

community Personality,[2] Public Speaker, writer,[3] Historian[4][5] and Public Service Champion.

Contents Early life Life as a Refugee in 1971 Liberation war of Bangladesh[8] Career Social and Public services Activities

Imran Ahmed Chowdhury

Awards and recognition

Native name ইমরান আহেমদ চৗধুরী

Personal life

Born

25 May 1961 Bangladesh

Residence

Northampton, UK

Nationality

British

Alma mater

Bangladesh

References External links

Early life

Academy

University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Born in erstwhile East Pakistan, son of a Bangladesh Liberation War veteran father Assistant Director (Equivalent to Major in the Army)

Military

University of Northampton Occupation

Restaurateur, Community Personality, Public speaker, Writer, Historian and Public Service Champion. Conservatives

around the country. Lived in total 24 different towns and cities of

Political party

East Pakistan present day Bangladesh. Went to 14 different primary

Awards

The Freedom of The City of London (2013)

Website

https://www.cfppp.org/

Late Fazlul Haque Chowdhury – Ex E.P.R later on BDR presently known as BGB[6] & Mrs Rezia Ahmed Chowdhury B.A. ; a communist party activist, nurse (during the sectarian riots in Kolkata in 1946 – 47)[7] Custom Inspector and A Teacher. Due to the nature of both the parents government services the family travelled all

and secondary schools to pass the Secondary School Certificate (Equivalent to O level – GCSE Level).

Life as a Refugee in 1971 Liberation war of Bangladesh[8]

https://www.lespicemerchant.co.uk Signature

On the 17th of April 1971 the family had to evacuate from their home in B.Baria and fled to the country side to seek shelter as the Pakistani Army advancing force were enveloping the town from two axises. The family along with his mother, sister and 3 brothers they finally ended up to the borders of Indian State of Tripura and seek refuge there. The life as a destitute starts on 29 April 1971, and the whole family were sheltered by the Indian Authority in a Refugee camp called Surzomoni Nagar Special Camp near the city of Agartala. The plight of life of starvation, ghettoisation, lack of medical care and living in a 12' x 12' room without any window and


no running water or electrify. The family endured the hardship of this life destitution till the Independence Day 16 December 1971. Father and elder brother both joined the war as Freedom Fighter and as an 11 year old he had to look after the whole family affairs, collection rations, cutting fire wood from the jungles, carrying them to the kitchen and doing all the other kinds of voluntary, charity and philanthropic activities. Which made him a very opinionated strong Adolescent young man at a very early age. His elder brother was captured by Pakistan Army and was brutally killed by them on 21 November 1971. Which left a huge void in his life and which made him preserve and write about the History of Bangladesh Liberation of 1971on its psychological impact, fear of death and the long lasting stigma of the atrocity and the genocide of annihilation of the Bengali race. His elder brother Shaheed Babul Chowdhury was a Freedom Fighter in 1971 at the age of 17 was captured as POW

Imran A. Chowdhury

by The Pakistan Army; Tortured and Killed on the 21st November 1971 in Brahmin Baria, Bangladesh. He also worked as Shebok (Nursing and General helper Volunteer ) as an 11 years old in 1971 in the JOY BANGLA ward to provide help and services to the wounded Freedom Fighters of Bangladesh Liberation war in 1971. Distributed free Newspaper to the Bangladeshi refugees camps and Freedom Fighters in and around Agartala, Tripura. He also was a member of a cultural team and a scout troop organised in their refugee camp; Performed cultural programmes in various Freedom Fighters training camps during the war; Namely, Melaghor inTripura - Melaghar camp, Sector - 2 HQ.Melaghar Camp.

Career

Award Ceremony 2017

Joined Bangladesh Military Academy[9] as a Gentleman Cadet (GC) with 8th BMA Long Course. After 104 weeks of rigorous training was commissioned (regular commission) in the Bangladesh Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in an Infantry regiment. Graduated from the University of Chittagong in History, Political science. Attended few courses of instruction. Completed Junior Officers' Administration Course – 10 and was adjudged as the Best Student by topping the merit list. As a Lieutenant was posted as an instructor in The Bangladesh Army's School of Education and Administration. After leaving the army moved to the United Kingdom and naturalised as a British citizen.

Opened

his

first

www.lespicemerchant.co.uk[10][11]

restaurant

in

the

year

of

2004

Meanwhile, he carried out his passion of writing,

freelance journalistic works and engaged himself in diversified field of Charitable and philanthropic activities.[12][13][14][15]

Social and Public services Activities An avid gardener and was adjudged as the Best Gardner in the Town of Ware in Bloom.[16][17][18] Chowdhury is a passionate community worker who proactively works in enhancing the inter community cohesion and inter faith bridge building. Writing and Public speaker who travels all around the country to promote the history, culture, heritage of the Bengali – Bangladeshi diaspora in the U.K.[19][20][21] He also deliver speech to the students of various schools to encourage and entice BME students to join CCF (Combined Cadet Force) and subsequently join the British Army, Navy or Airforce.[22][23] He is engaged with Northampton Bangladeshi Association, Bangladesh Caterers Association, Member of Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce. A TV talk show panellist in the Ethnic TV channels in the UK


Awards and recognition In 2013 for all his charity fundraising and philanthropic worksThe City of London[24] conferred upon Chowdhury withThe Freedom of The City of London[25] one of the oldest of awards in the world introduced in the 12th Century and is still running.

Personal life Lives in Northampton, UK and married to Fatema Chowdhury. Have 3 children - 2 sons and a daughter.

References 1. "CURRY BUSINESS; WHY I AM A PROUD OWNER OF A CURRY HOUSE | Weekly Bangla Mirror" (http://www.ban glamirrornews.com/2016/05/curry-business-why-i-am-a-proud-owner-of-a-curry-house/) . www.banglamirrornews.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 2. "Cllr Imran Chowhdury"(http://www.upton-pc.gov.uk/cllr-imran-chowhdury.html). www.upton-pc.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 3. "CURRY BUSINESS; WHY I AM A PROUD OWNER OF A CURRY HOUSE" (http://www.banglamirrornews.com/201 6/12/bangladesh-liberation-war-victory-day-my-bitter-sweet-reminiscence/) . banglamirrornews.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 4. "Genocide in Bangladesh by Pakistan; 25th March 1971"(http://www.themandate.in/2017/03/25/genocide-banglades h-pakistan-25th-march-1971/). The Mandate. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 5. "BANGLADESH LIBERATION WAR – VICTORY DAY; MY BITTER SWEET REMINISCENCE | Weekly Bangla Mirror" (http://www.banglamirrornews.com/2016/12/bangladesh-liberation-war-victory-day-my-bitter-sweet-reminisce nce/). www.banglamirrornews.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 6. "List of sectors in the Bangladesh Liberation W ar" (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_sectors_in_the_ Bangladesh_Liberation_War&oldid=773698166). Wikipedia. 3 April 2017. 7. Archives, The National."Calcutta riots – The National Archives"(http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resou rces/the-road-to-partition/calcutta-riots). The National Archives. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 8. "A plea for humanity - Asian Affairs" (http://www.asianaffairs.in/2015/11/a-plea-for-humanity/#.WZ-wO60w2V4) . Asian Affairs. 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2017-08-30. 9. "Bangladesh Military Academy"(https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bangladesh_Military_Academy&oldid=77 3559385). Wikipedia. 3 April 2017. 10. "Indian Restaurant & Takeaway Wellingborough" (https://www.lespicemerchant.co.uk). lespicemerchant.co.uk. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 11. "Restaurant Review: Le Spice Merchant, W are" (http://www.hertfordshirelife.co.uk/food-drink/restaurants/restaurant-r eview-le-spice-merchant-ware-1-1631446). Hertfordshire. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 12. "Justice must be seen to be done – Asian Af fairs" (http://www.asianaffairs.in/2016/02/justice-must-be-seen-to-be-don e). Asian Affairs. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 13. "Swinging Indian night raises Help for Heroes cash in W are" (http://www.lancashirelife.co.uk/out-about/places/swingi ng-indian-night-raises-help-for-heroes-cash-in-ware-1-1907681) . Lancashire Life. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 14. "Swinging Indian night raises Help for Heroes cash in W are" (http://www.hertfordshirelife.co.uk/out-about/places/swin ging-indian-night-raises-help-for-heroes-cash-in-ware-1-1921564) . Hertfordshire. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 15. "CHARITABLE WORKS OF IMRAN CHOWDHURY OF NORTHAMPTON" (http://imranchowdhuryuk.blogspot.co.uk/ 2015/08/charitable-works-of-imran-chowdhury-of.html) . imranchowdhuryuk.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 16. "Hertford and Ware in Bloom winners announced" (http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Hertford-Ware-Bloom-winn ers-announced/story-21978624-detail/story .html). Hertfordshire Mercury. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 17. "A rosy outlook" (http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/rosy-outlook/story-21998455-detail/story .html). Hertfordshire Mercury. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 18. "Ware's blooms win big" (http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/wares-blooms-win-big/story-21998357-detail/story .ht ml). Hertfordshire Mercury. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 19. "BENGALI COMMUNITY IN BILATH (BRITAIN) | Weekly Bangla Mirror" (http://www.banglamirrornews.com/2015/03/ bengali-community-in-bilath-britain/). www.banglamirrornews.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.


20. Imran A. Chowdhury (27 February 2016),Speaking in Cardiff – Wales to mark the international language day 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K8O401_U3g), retrieved 17 May 2017 21. Imran A. Chowdhury (3 May 2017),Speech Made on Independence Day of Bangladesh(https://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=HfLdrKxW4uo), retrieved 17 May 2017 22. Imran A. Chowdhury (26 March 2017),Combined Cadet Force Badge Giving Ceremony(https://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=56QpeTrCwq0), retrieved 17 May 2017 23. NTV Europe (7 April 2017),Talking Point with Imran A Chowdhury S3 070417 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl 0LiIq0Gno), retrieved 17 May 2017 24. "City of London" (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=City_of_London&oldid=778833184) . Wikipedia. 5 May 2017. 25. "City of London – Freedom of the City"(https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/history/Pages/freedom-of-thecity.aspx). democracy.cityoflondon.gov.uk. Retrieved 17 May 2017.

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Imran ahmed chowdhury  

Imran Ahmed Chowdhury (Imran Chowdhury) : (বাংলায় : ইমরান আহমেদ চৌধুরী ) Is a prominent Bangladeshi-born British restaurateur,[1] community...

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Imran Ahmed Chowdhury (Imran Chowdhury) : (বাংলায় : ইমরান আহমেদ চৌধুরী ) Is a prominent Bangladeshi-born British restaurateur,[1] community...

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