Dr. Nuran Nabi is a prolific author, freedom fighter, political and human rights activist, scientist, and public servant. Dr. Nabi has had an illustrious career since an early age. He began as an activist in his student life campaigning for the Awami League in Bangladesh. He was part of the non-cooperation movement led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He was the brains behind the “Kader Bahini” freedom fighters and the Bangladesh Liberation Movement. Not only was he a demolition expert, and brought in arms and ammunition to the country from allies during the Bangladesh Liberation War, he also negotiated and strategized with the Indian Army generals and orchestrated the landing of the Indian Army paratroopers in Tangail on December 11, 1971.
After Bangladesh’s victory in the war, Dr. Nabi went back to Dhaka University to finish his education, earning his undergraduate (Honors) and graduate degree in Biochemistry. He went on to earn his post-graduate diploma in Microbiology from Osaka University, Japan and Ph. D in Cell Biology from Kyushu University, Japan. After post doctoral research at New York University, USA, in molecular biology, he joined Colgate Palmolive Company Research Center. Although he is not a household name in the United States, his invention is a very common household name. During his distinguished career at Colgate, he was the co-inventor of the breakthrough and proprietary technology of Colgate Total toothpaste. Currently Dr. Nabi has more than 50 patents and 50 publications to his credit. Recently he retired as an Associate Director of R&D after 22 years of service at Colgate.
Dr. Nabi currently serves as a councilman of Plainsboro Township in New Jersey. Besides being a dedicated community leader, Dr. Nabi has a life-long commitment to human rights activism. He has established and led many organizations to advocate the causes of human rights, democracy, secularism, anti-terrorism, and other benevolent causes. In addition, he has been engaged in promoting Bengali language and culture in the United States. Dr. Nabi has also written multiple books about his experience and the history of the Bangladesh Liberation War, including the involvement of Russia, China, United States, and the war crimes of Pakistan in the 1971 genocide of the Bangaladeshi people. Dr. Nabi has been speaking in various forums in the States and Bangladesh to raise awareness about the 1971 Bangladesh genocide, and asking for the trials of the war criminals.
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