The cabinet on Monday adopted an obituary resolution in memory of freedom fighter and writer Rama Chowdhry.
Rama Chowdhry carried her whole life with a unique patriotism to the country and love, devotion and emotion towards our freedom fighters which epitomized her as a symbol and sacrifice and struggle during the War of Liberation and thereafter.
The resolution was adopted at the beginning of the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
A post graduate in Bengali literature from Dhaka University, Rama Chowdhury refused to leave the country with her husband during the War of Liberation. On May 13, 1971, Pakistani army men burnt down their house and raped and tortured her.
She had to live in the open sky with three kids and often went hungry. Her two little boys, who fell sick due to living in bushes or in the open, died soon after the war.
After independence Rama Chowdhury walked barefooted as she would not step with footwear on the soil where her two sons and hundreds of thousands of Liberation War martyrs were laid to eternal rest.
Rama Chowdhury walked on the streets of Chittagong selling her own books for eking after independence. She wrote 18 books, including Ekattorer Janani, where she gave details of her memory of the nine-month war.
Her other books include Ek Hazar Ek Din Japoner Padya, Bhab-Boichitre Rabindranath, Agun Ranga Agun Jhora and Ashru Veja Ekti Din.