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British High Commissioner visiting the British-era zamindar house at Alfadanga in Faridpur

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  • 01 April, 2023 23:41:50

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Ehsan Rana, Faridpur: British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson and his wife Miss Teresa Albar visited the newly constructed mosque and zamindar house at Buraich Khan Bahadur zamindar house in Alfadanga municipality of Faridpur. During the visit, they visited the house of Khan Bahadur during the British rule and the newly built Soundarya Bandhan Jame Masjid and inquired about it. After staying there for about an hour, the High Commissioner returned to Dhaka. Upazila Executive Officer Rafiqul Haque confirmed that it was their personal visit.

 At around 1 o'clock on Friday at the house of Khan Bahadur on Bai Road, High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson and his wife Ms. Teresa Albar were greeted by flowers from the district administration, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Md. Yashin Kabir and Assistant Superintendent of Police (Madhukhali Circle) Suman Kar. 

British citizen Marina Tabachchum, the builder of the newly built Jame Masjid, a descendant of Khan Bahadur, Upazila Chairman AKM Zahidul Hasan Zahid, Upazila Executive Officer Rafiqul Haque, Police Station OC Abu Taher, Alfadanga Press Club President Sekander Alam and General Secretary Alamgir Kabir were present at this time. 

Note that no descendant of Khan Bahadur lives in this house. A caretaker of the area named Milan looks after the house. Khan Bahadur's descendants are said to be staying outside the country including Dhaka. 


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