Afsan Chowdhury

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Afsan Chowdhury
Born (1952-02-16) February 16, 1952 (age 67)
OccupationResearcher, columnist
AwardsBangla Academy Literary Award (2018)

Afsan Chowdhury (born 16 February 1952) is a Bangladeshi liberation war researcher, columnist and journalist. He received Bangla Academy Award in the year 2018 for his contribution to the liberation war literature.[1]

Early life[edit]

Chowdhury was born on 16 February 1952 in Dhaka.[2] After completing his higher education from the Department of History in Dhaka University, he started his career in journalism. During his career as a journalist, he served as an editor for Dhaka Courier, contributed to The Daily Star and also produced a number of BBC World Service series.[3] He was also one of the founder Promoter of United News of Bangladesh, one of the country's leading news agencies.[3] He is a teacher of BRAC University and runs the Diversity Studies Cluster there.[4]


  1. ^ Correspondent, Staff. "Afsan Chowdhury, three others win Bangla Academy Prize". Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "আফসান চৌধুরী". Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Profile - Mr. Afsan Chowdhury". Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Afsan Chowdhury". Retrieved 28 January 2019.