After the political upheaval of 1975, few people were there who would dare caution against national anti Mujib paranoia and make a point that a gruesome massacre is never the right way to bring a good change.
Very recently we saw how our national psych was totally hypnotized and supported the wrongdoings of the masked military regime that forced a constitutional caretaker government out of power. The whole educated class seemed to be in an orgy to politician trashing.
And against that wave, some people, still a few, were there to ask the nation to think again, think deep.
Major General ( Retd.) Mainul Hossain Chowdhury was one such soul. He would not be the one who will fill the airwaves repeating the same hollow rhetoric that fill our stratosphere these days. Major General Chowdhury was an honest, truthful, conscientious man who would go deep into the issue to expose the inconvenient truth. And he would do so with utmost modesty. A rare gem in current standards.
A decorated freedom fighter, a brilliant army general, a very successful administrator and diplomat, General Chowdhury served out nation till the last days of his life.
Rest in peace General Chowdhury. Good Luck in heaven.