Prof Arefin mourns death of Abu Osman Chowdhury

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DHAKA, Sept 5, 2020 (BSS) – Dhaka University former Vice-Chancellor
Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique today expressed deep shock and sorrow at the
death of Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Abu Osman Chowdhury, one of the
sector commanders during the counry’s 1971 Liberation War.

In a condolence message, he said the nation would always remember
the courageous role of Osman Chowdhury in the Liberation War.

After the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman, the Liberation War hero Osman Chowdhury, who was a
very polite and simple man, had to face different repression in his
personal and family life due to holding Bangabandhu’s ideology, he
added.

Prof Arefin, also chairman of board of directors of Bangladesh
Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), expressed his optimism that the state and
different organizations would take proper measures to keep intact the
war veteran’s memories and uphold his contributions to Liberation War
as well as his life and works before the new generation.

Recalling his speeches at different programmes at the DU, the former
vice-chancellor of the university said Osman Chowdhury meticulously
portrayed the Liberation War history and his different experiences of
carrying out operations by Bangladesh-India allied force in the battle
before the students through his lectures “which will remain glorious
memories to us”.

He said those, who directly took part in the Liberation War, might
not remain alive for long but their memoires will always guide the
nation and now it is the duty of the nation to conserve the memories
of the veterans who joined the Liberation War responding to the call
of Bangabandhu.

Prof Arefin paid deep homage to memories of the war veteran, prayed
for eternal peace of departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to
bereaved family.

Abu Osman Chowdhury, the commander of sector-8 during the Liberation
War, breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in
Dhaka this morning.