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  1. Syed Muhammad Hussain says:

    Dear Mr.Harunur Rashid,
    Your 2-part writeup on Koh-i-Noor diamond is quite a competent background summation. Of course, there are some additional details on its history and valuation.
    I am doing some research on the theme myself with a focus on the facts and arguments and the legal points with which Bangladesh can and should announce/file her principled interest as a lawful party to the claims that may be advanced by others in the matter.

    I recall to have prepared a tentative note on the strategies we need to adopt to be effective in our representation of our demand on the Koh-i-Noor,in 1986/87 while I was serving as the Deputy High Commissioner in London in 1987-1990. I regret very much that the matter was not pursued with any vigour and that I did not retain a copy of the comprehensive note with relevant facts and points as available at the time,more than a quarter century back.

    I wonder whether you are looking at these aspects as well. I am sure you would come up with some suggestions/actions in this behalf.

    Syed Muhammad Hussain 02 MAY,2016

  2. Syed Muhammad Hussain says:

    I am sorry, I also wanted to recall Dr. B B Choudhury’s selfless contributions. As the Deputy High Commissioner I had great pleasure of meeting him at various literary,cultural and national events, especially at the then Bangladesh Centre at 24 Pembridge Gardens.
    In fact he was instrumental in arranging a farewell function for me as I was leaving for Nepal, as Bangladesh Ambassador in 1990. And the best thing was that community leaders of all parties and respected socio-cultural activists made that a warm, memorable tribute.

    I wish so much in my sunset years that such mutual respect and cooperative spirit ought to illuminate the image of all Bangladeshis living in Britain and elsewhere around the globe.Remembering we all have common roots in common soil, we could debate and differ without losing our passion for goodness and civility.

    We shall always remember the generous souls such as B B Choudhury, who all practised such lofty values so ardently.

    Syed Muhammad Hussain 02/05/2016

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