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Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury's 74th birthday today

Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury's 74th birthday today

Staff Correspondent

Today (Saturday) is the 74th birthday of Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, unparalleled leader of journalist community, former media Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chairman of DBC News.

He was born on April 1, 1949 in Fatehpur village of Sadar Upazila in Feni district.

Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury completed his Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Master's Degree in Public Administration from Dhaka University. He started his career as a reporter in Bangladesh Observer in 1972 and later became the Editor of this paper.

Apart from this, he was a long-time leader of the Dhaka Union Journalis ( DUJ) and BFUJ in different capacities . He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS).


In July 2013, he was appointed Media Advisor to Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina. Earlier in 2008, he contested from Feni Sadar seat on Awami League ticket.

On May 29, 2006, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury led rally protesting repression on journalists in Kushtia. At that time, Chhatra Dal and Juba Dal cadres attacked him. He was seriously injured in the attack.

He has lot of contributions in implementation of different wage boards and journalist movements.

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