Social activist and Gandhi Ashram Trust Secretary Jharna Dhara Chowdhury (81) is no more among us.
She breathed her last at a city hospital at 6:40am Thursday.She was suffering from various old age complexities and receiving treatment at the hospital for last few weeks.
Jharna Dhara Chowdhury, born on October 15, 1938 at Lakshmipur, devoted her whole life to promoting peace, communal harmony and social justice, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent creed.
She worked for Gandhi Ashram Trust since her childhood and it is said that due to her endeavour, the Trust flourished to work for the needy of the region.
The Gandhi Ashram Trust is a philanthropic and development organisation working in Noakhali since 1946 with Gandhian philosophy of rural development.
The Ekushey Padak winner social activist received the prestigious Padma Shri award of Indian government and Rokeya Padak in 2013, Gandhi Seva Puraskar in 2010 as well as Jamnalal Bajaj Award in 1998.