Masum Chowdhury is a retired career diplomat from Bangladesh . He served as Bangladesh High Commisioner in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
During his recent visit to VOA , in his exclusive interview with Bangla Service, Masum Chowdhury looks comprehensively at the historical evolution of the subcontinent. He talks about the partition of India and eventually the independence of Bangladesh .
He says that Bangladesh came into being as an independent country as a part of a historical necessity . He recalls how the then Pakistanis discriminated against the Bengalis.