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Observer of the fall of British colonial rule in India raises funds to save lives in Britain during pandemic

Dabirul Islam Choudhury OBE was born in 1920 during period of British imperial rule in India. He is now 101 year old.


He observed the collapse of the empire and saw the emergence of a new nation for Bengalis in front of his eyes. Whilst Bangladesh was forming in 1971, he remembers the loss of lives of so many Bangladeshis.

The global pandemic brought back memories of the lives lost. During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in 2020 he fundraised over £500,000 to save lives of British citizens. He donated the funds to help protect the NHS.

He was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen for his campaign work.

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