Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury (1959-1996), the ''14th'' Bohmong(King)chief & ruler of Bandarban Hill-District & Ex-Minister of Health, Labor & S

nbocial-Welfare, Power & Electricity, Work & Irrigation. 

       Biography & Legecy

  • Bohmong Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury served as Lieutenant General of 22nd P.N.G Battalion army & served for 2 years (1948-1950).
  • Later appointed as Company Commander of Rawalpindi military H.Q.
  • Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury was also appointed as a Welfare Officer in Chittagong hill District for 15 long years.
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  • After elder brother Bohmong-Gree Kyaw Zaw Than(1933-1959) passed away in "1959" his excellency became the ''14th'' Bohmong-Chief of The Bohmong Circle.
  • In "1965" Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury was elected as a member & nominee of Muslim league in "1965" with overwhelming majority of votes.
  • Afterwards he was appointed as Minister for Health, Labor & Social-Welfare. 
  • In the same Year Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury was appointed as Minister for Work, Power & Irrigation.
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  • After the independence of Bangladesh Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury was appointed as a District Governor by nations first President & father of the Nation Banga-Bandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman.
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  • Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury also was Honorary Magistrate & Director of Agrani Bank. 
  • Raja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury was the member of rehabilitation committee, sub divisional implementation, water & power committee, advisory committee for power & development board,vice president of sub divisional red cross,Chittagong Hill Tracks development board,director of central co-operative bank,chairman of sub-divisional adult education committee,Chittagong hill tracks. 

The Royal Symbol

The Royal symbol of Bohmong family

Coronation ceremony of Bohmong Chief & King U Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury

Royal Sword of Bohmong Circle

Royal Sword of Bohmong Circle

Every Bohmong has inherited a kingly sword. All previous swords appear to be lost but the one in these photos still lives on. It is thought to have been a gift from a British governor to this region, possibly  in the period 1864 to1875.

 The updates us on her fieldwork in Bangladesh, where she has been aiming to collect objects as part of the Horniman Collecting Initiative for Horniman Museum and Gardens(London,United Kingdom).

edited by Richie Aung 

The great emperor of Pegu Tabin Shwethi

The Great Emperor

The Bohmong families are descendents of the legendary Emperor Tabin Shweti (1531-1551) of the historical Pegu Empire in neighbouring Myanmar (Burma).

 edited by Richie Aung

Siblings Of Bohmong Chief Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury

RAja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury with younger siblings

RAja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury with younger siblings

Bohmong-Gree Kyaw zaw Than(eldest brother of RAja Maung Shwe Prue Chowdhury)