Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Mahabbat Jan Chowdhury


Major General (Retd.) Mahabbat Jan Chowdhury, after usual military training in Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), joined Pakistan Army as 2nd Lieutenant in September 1955. As a junior officer he served in the Pakistan Army as field/staff officer in Unit, Brigade and Divisional HQs, instructor in the Military Training Schools and Staff officer in the ISI (Inter Services Intelligence) Directorate. In Bangladesh Army, Gen Chowdhury served in BDR as Deputy Director General, Army HQs as Director of Army Signals Corps. He was appointed Director General of DGFI (Director General of Forces Intelligence) and was appointed Colonel Commandant of Bangladesh Army Corps of signals. He Completed Senior Officer’s training on Public Administration & Developments from National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) in April 1970. General Chowdhury was the Chairman, Board of Governments, Public Administration Training Centre; National Computer Board; Bangladesh Krishi Bank. He was Elected Vice Chairman of The Asian Forum of The Parliamentarians on Population & Development (an affiliated body of UNFPA) for South & South East Asian Countries. He was elected as a Member of Parliament from Faridpur, served as Cabinet Minister for Home Affairs, Ministry of Establishment, Ministry of Food & Ministry of Relief & Rehabilitation. Gen Chowdhury obtained BSC degree from PMA, Kakul, Pakistan. Presently, he is the Chairperson of Dynamic Communications Ltd and Taurus Knit Wear Ltd.