Shankar Gobind Chowdhury

Shankar Gobind Chowdhury is a Bangladesh Awami League politician and the former Member of Parliament of Natore-2. He was the organizer of the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

Shankar Gobind Chowdhury
Member of Bangladesh Parliament
Preceded byMohammad Mujibur Rahman
Succeeded byRuhul Quddus Talukdar
Personal details
Political partyBangladesh Awami League


Chowdhury was elected member of the Pakistan National Assembly in the 1970 elections as a candidate of Awami League. He was also a member of the Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh in 1972. When BAKSAL was introduced in 1975, he was appointed Governor of Natore District.[1]

Chowdhury was elected to parliament from Natore-2 as a Bangladesh Awami League candidate in 1991.[2][3]

Death and legacyEdit

Chowdhury died on 13 September 1997.[1]

In 2016, the Bangladesh government posthumously awarded Chowdhury the Independence Day Award in 2018.[4] In November 1991, Prime MInister Khaleda Zia laid the foundation of Natore Stadium. Construction began in 1996 and was completed in 18 months. On 12 January 1999, it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as Shankar Govinda Chowdhury Stadium.[5]


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  4. ^ "Government honours 18 personalities with Independence Award". Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  5. ^ "Hasina to open Natore Stadium today". The Daily Star. 1999-01-12. Retrieved 2020-07-14.