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Dewan Mohammad Tasawwar Raja

Lt Col Dewan Mohammad Tasawwar Raja, psc, AC was commissioned from Bangladesh Military Academy with 20th BMA Long Course on 23 June 1989. He commanded the Tank Regiment 12 Lancers, which became the Best Unit in the formation in 2008. He served in Armour School and Infantry School as ‘Distinguished’ tactics instructor. He participated in UN peace missions in Iraq-Kuwait (UNIKOM: 1996) and Sudan (UNMIS: 2007) and awarded with ‘Peace Medal’ twice. Lt Col Tasawwar Raja did staff course from Mirpur, Dhaka & Quetta, Pakistan and was honoured with ‘psc’. He also had armour training from China & USA. Presently, he is a Directing Staff (Instructor) in the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Mirpur.

Born on 15 October 1967 at Sylhet, Tasawwar Raja comes from an illustrious family. His father Dewan Talibur Raja, MA LLB (Aligarh) is the second son of Khan Bahadur Dewan Eklimur Raja (Kabbo Bisharod). Tasawwar Raja is also the great grandson and direct heir of Mystic Poet Dewan Hason Raja. His mother, Syeda Mina Raja, a dedicated social worker is the daughter of Syed Habibul Huq, Zamindar of Baulai, Kishoreganj. He is the only and youngest brother of two sisters.

Tasawwar Raja got married to Mosleha M Raja, daughter of freedom fighter Dr. Moslehuddin Ahmed of Faridpur in 1996. They are blessed with two sons Musawwar Raja and Muassar Raja; and two daughters Fatima Tuz Zahra Raja (Late) and Taswarin Fatima Raja.

He had his primary education from Sylhet Blue Bird School, passed SSC and HSC from Sylhet Cadet College with distinctions. He earned Bachelor’s of Science (BSc) from Chittagong University, Masters in Defence Studies (MDS) from National University of Bangladesh and Masters of Science (MSc) (Warfare) from Baluchistan University, Pakistan.

D M Tasawwar Raja visited 45 countries of Asia, America, Europe and Africa. He performed the holy hajj in 1996 and umrah with family in 2008. His publication includes ‘Hason Raja Shomogro’ (2000), 'Bangladesh Armoured Corps' (2010), 'O General My General - Gen M A G Osmany' (2010) and ‘Kabbo Bisharod Eklimur Raja Shomogro’ (on the process). He has established and patronizes Hason Raja Foundation, Talibur Raja Memorial Library, Educationist Dewan Talibur Raja Trust, and Museum of Rajas’. He is a member of Bangla Academy and Kendriyo Muslim Shahitto Sangshad, Sylhet.

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