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Chitta Ranjan Dutta
January 1, 1927|
Shillong, Assam, British India
|Died||August 24, 2020
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Pakistan (before 1971)
|Years of service|
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Bangladesh Liberation War
Chitta Ranjan Dutta, Bir Uttom (Bengali: চিত্তরঞ্জন দত্ত) (1 January 1927 – 24 August 2020), also known as C R Dutta, was a Bangladeshi Major-General of the Bangladesh Army. He was a key commander of the Mukti Bahini during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
After independence, he was the armed forces commander in Rangpur and later went on to become the first Director-General of the Bangladesh Rifles (present-day Border Guards Bangladesh) in 1973.
Dutta was a well known minority rights advocate in Bangladesh. He was also the president of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council.
Dutta died at a hospital in Boca Raton, Florida on 24 August 2020 after falling at his home, aged 93.
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