Abdul Waheed Chowdhury

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Major Abdul Waheed Chowdhury (1914 to 1965 )[1][2][3] was a World War ll Veteran British Indian Army Officer. After the independence of Pakistan he served under Pakistan Army .He contributed to the formation of Pakistan Army. He helped set up the East Bengal Regiment . He was the Officer Commanding/Acting Commandant of the newly raised East Bengal Regiment's training establishment known as East Bengal Regiment Center. He raised and commanded the 1st East Bengal Regiment (Senior Tigers). He is well known as "Senior Tiger".

Senior Tiger
Major A W Chowdhury
Officer Commanding/Acting Commandant of East Bengal Regimental center
Native nameAbdul Waheed Chowdhury
NicknameMajor A.W.Chowdhury
Born(1914-02-01)1 February 1914
Habiganj, Sylhet District, British India
Died16 February 1965(1965-02-16) (aged 51)
Dhaka, East Pakistan
Buried atBabupura, Cemetery
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Service/branchPakistan Armed Fources
Years of service

Service Number : IEC - 527
Rank Major (Brigade Major)

Major (Acting Commander/Commandent)

Superintendent of Police
Commands held
Awards :
Burma Star ribbon
Burma Star

War Medal 39-45 BAR MID

War Medal 1939-1945

Early Life[change | change source]

Abdul Waheed Chowdhury was born on 1 February 1914 in the village of Dariyapur in the former British Indian district of Sylhet, subdivision Habiganj to a prominent Muslim family. His father was Khan Saheb Abdur Rob Chowdhury, Controller of Examinations, Dhaka University .

He went to the Nobokumar Institute Dhaka and passed higher secondary from Dhaka College and later graduated from Dhaka University. In 1938 he did his master's degree in economics . He was good at sports. He was a university blue in sports. He was a student of Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah and he was a friend and classmate of National Professor Abdur Razzak .

References[change | change source]

  1. Abdul Huq, Colonel Muhammed (August 2022). সামরিক ইতিহাসের ছয় তারকা (Six Stars of Military History). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Khoshroze Kitabmohol Ltd. pp. 258–280. ISBN 984-438-250-5.
  2. দিগন্ত, Daily Nayadiganta-নয়া. "ইস্ট বেঙ্গল রেজিমেন্ট ও ভাষা আন্দোলন". Daily Nayadiganta (নয়া দিগন্ত) : Most Popular Bangla Newspaper (in Bengali). Retrieved 2023-05-19.
  3. দিগন্ত, Daily Nayadiganta-নয়া. "লড়াকু বাঙালি মেজর এ ডব্লিউ চৌধুরী". Daily Nayadiganta (নয়া দিগন্ত) : Most Popular Bangla Newspaper (in Bengali). Retrieved 2023-05-19.