Rama Chowdhury, a writer and one of the Biranganas of the Liberation War, died at Chattogram Medical College Hospital on Monday (Sep 3). Rama Chowdhury who had been suffering from old-age complications breathed her last around 4:00 a.m. local media reports said. She was 78.
She was transferred to the ICU of the hospital on Aug 25 as her condition deteriorated. Later, she was brought to a cabin on Aug 29 as her condition improved slightly. Her condition again deteriorated on Sunday evening and she was put on life support.
Rama Chowdhury had been suffering from illness since she sustained fracture in her waist after she fell down at her residence in Boalkhaliupazila of the district on Dec 24, 2017. The writer had been undergoing treatment at the hospital's freedom fighters' cabin since Mar 25.
Born at Popadia village in Boalkhali upazila in 1936, Rama Chowdhury was tortured at the hands of Pakistani military forces at her residence on May 13, 1971 during the Liberation War.
Rama obtained her M.A. in Bengali Literature from Dhaka University in 1961. Then, she started her career as the headmaster of Cox's Bazar High School in 1962
The freedom fighter wielded her pen and wrote 19 books, including novel, poetry, articles, alongside teaching in high schools.