Mahmudur Rahman Choudhury
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|Mahmudur Rahman Choudhury|
|Native name||মাহমুদুর রহমান চৌধুরী|
|Born||June 1, 1928|
|Died||June 24, 1999(aged 71)|
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta
University of London
|Awards||Independence Day Award|
Mahmudur Rahman Choudhury (1928 – June 24, 1999), more commonly known as Major General MR Choudhury, was a medical scientist and physician from Bangladesh who was the founder Commandant of Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Transfusion (AFIP&T). The Government of Bangladesh awarded him the Independence Day Award, the highest civilian honor in the country, in 1977. The institution Choudhury built up, the AFIP&T also received the same award as a center of excellence later in 1987.
Early life and career
Born on June 1, 1928, in Sylhet, Choudhury graduated from Calcutta Medical College in 1951, as a student of the University of Calcutta and obtained D. Bact. with distinction from the University of London in 1959. He was commissioned in the Pakistan Army Medical Corps in 1952. For his professional excellence as a junior major, Choudhury received a letter of commendation from the Commander in Chief and was honored with the civil award Tamgha-e-Quaide Azam. After the independence of Bangladesh Choudhury played the key role in the establishment of AFIP&T in 1976. He also organized the Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists the same year and was its founder president. Choudhury died on June 24, 1999.
- Lazarri, Stefano (2003-07-04). "Major General MR Choudhury, An extraordinary health personality". The Daily Star. Vol 4 Num 38. Retrieved 2008-04-16.