Drik Gallery celebrated its 34th founding anniversary by honouring the extraordinary Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury and his contribution to ensuring equal access to healthcare for all.
Zafrullah’s socialism was useful in contrast to ones offered by the dominant leftist parties of the country, characterised by theoretical obscurantism, fractiousness, political irrelevance, and their inconsequentiality to the daily lives of the masses.
Like the dreaded knock, I was afraid that one of my friends would one day ask me to write something about him, a memorial.
Dr Zafrullah will be given a guard of honour at the Shaheed Minar, where his body will be kept till 1:00pm
Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury will be remembered for his tireless pro-people activism
A true patriot, he not only played a key role in the birth of Bangladesh, but devoted his life to make the dream of our independence a reality.
He has shown us that politics need not be a dirty word, that healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and that dialogue and respect can take us further than we ever thought possible.
Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder and valiant freedom fighter Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury passed away at the Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital in the capital last night
The first time I saw Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury was in 2007, for a story in our weekend magazine in The Daily Star, on his Nagar Hospital on Mirpur Road, where anyone, no matter how poor could get medical care at subisidised costs