Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhary passed away in Dhaka

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Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhary passed away in Dhaka

Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhary passed away on April 13, 2023 in Dhaka at the age of 81.

An Overview of the News

  • Dr. Zafarullah Chowdhury was a renowned public health activist and vascular surgeon and established the Gnosasthya Center in 1972 to provide affordable and quality treatment to the underprivileged in Bangladesh.
  • Gnosasthya Kendra has expanded into a network of seven hospitals and 50 sub-centres, providing affordable healthcare services to the people of Bangladesh.
  • Dr. Zafarullah has received international acclaim for his work in the field of public health, having been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1985 and the Right Livelihood Award in 1992.
  • He was known as the "Poor People's Doctor" for his excellent work in providing health services to the poor.
  • He established a large field hospital near Melaghar in Tripura during the Bangladesh Liberation War to treat war-injured freedom fighters and refugees.
  • In 1977, he was awarded the Freedom Award, the highest civilian award in Bangladesh.

About Bangladesh

  • It is located in South Asia and is bordered by India to the north, east and west and Myanmar to the southeast.
  • The country is home to several major rivers, including the Padma (Ganges), the Meghna and the Jamuna, which flow through the country and form important fertile plains for agriculture.
  • Capital - Dhaka
  • Currency - Bangladeshi taka
  • Official languages - Bengali, English
  • Population -16.94 crore (2021) World Bank
  • Prime Minister - Sheikh Hasina

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