India’s acting High Commissioner to Bangladesh Bishwadip Dey today paid his respects to the eminent Gandhian and Padmashree Awardee Jharna Dhara Chowdhury who passed away yesterday in Dhaka at the age of 80.
He laid a flower wreath and wrote a condolence message for the departed soul.
Jharna Dhara Chowdhury devoted her whole life to promoting peace, communal harmony and social justice in Bangladesh.
She was honoured with Padma Shri in 2013. She was awarded Jamnalal Bajaj award in 1998 and other awards like Begum Rokeya Padak, Gandhi Seva Puraskar and Ekushey Padak for her social work.