Ancestors of Chowdhury family came from Istanbul for business purpose in the beginning of the 16th Century. They were very successful business people. As their business flourished so was their influence in that region.
In the year 1678, Boris M Chowdhury proclaimed himself as the Jamidar (Lord of the Land) of West Dinajpur (now part of West Bengal) and part of East Dinajpur (now part of Bangladesh).
The family reigned the region until the independence of India as a republic in 1947. It is said that during their reign, there was no record of the Chowdhurys imposing unjust tax on the subjects. They shared the prosperity of the region with their subjects.Read More