Memories are hidden in different upazilas of Chandpur district. Many people do not know its history. Those who knew maybe many are no more in this world. There is also a memorial place of interest in Uttar Rupsha Union of Faridganj Upazila. It has been a witness of the times in Rupsha Bazaar for almost two and a half hundred years. And that is the zamindar house (Rupsha Zamindar Bari). The Rupsha zamindars were different from the zamindars of different districts of the country. We have heard from elders who used to have zamindari that they were of terrible nature. Torturer and oppressive. From there the Rupsha zamindars were completely different. They were kind. In the perils of human beings, they always ran as devoted souls. The zamindars of Rupsa were religious.
If you look at the west-south side of this market, you will see the beautiful entrance of a very old traditional zamindar house. Above this entrance is written Rupsha Zamindar house. A few steps away from the entrance, on the right hand side, there is a mosque inlaid with old carvings of zamindars. When you look at the mosque, it is as if your eyes are covered. On the opposite side of the mosque, that is, on the south side, are the graves of the descendants of the zamindars. And there are plaques in the graves. The plaques contain descriptions of the fame of the late zamindars. Inside the zamindar’s house there are several small and big monasteries. And it seems that there was once a Hindu zamindar living here.
About two and a half hundred years ago, the Khajuria area of Rupsa was known as Singergaon. There lived a Hindu family called Baish Singho family. When the zamindari of that lion family came to an end, Ahmed Raja Chowdhury started zamindari in the house of Rupsha zamindar.
And through him the zamindari of Rupsha started. Then the responsibility of zamindari fell on Mohammad Gazi Chowdhury. Mohammad Gazi Chowdhury was a philanthropist. Mohammad Gazi Chowdhury has helped the helpless people of the area in various ways while doing zamindari in Rupsha. After his death, his son Ahmed Gazi Chowdhury took over the zamindari of Rupsa. During the zamindari period of Ahmed Gazi Chowdhury, the rules of zamindari rules were expanded. Ahmed Gazi Chowdhury established himself as a social worker through his hard work . Kindness and generosity were his hallmarks. He has even donated land for public welfare work. He established the ancient mosque of Rupsa. Which still stands next to the entrance to the zamindar’s house. Not only that, Rupsha Ahmadiyya High School, Ahmadiyya Senior Madrasa, Lautli Dighi are notable.
In front of the main entrance to the zamindar’s house is a hundred-year-old man, a cigarette shopkeeper. Everyone calls him Patwari. He said Rashid Chowdhury was always called Rasu Chowdhury by the locals. During Rasu Chowdhury’s zamindari period, outsiders could not enter Rupsha Bazaar without tokens. Then the President of Pakistan Ayub Khan seized the property of zamindars in different districts of the country. But they could not occupy the property of Rashid Chowdhury, the zamindar of Rupsa. Ayub Khan came here. When he had a meeting with Rashid Chowdhury, Rashid Chowdhury asked him, what do you want from me?” Zamindari property or something else. Ayub Khan could not answer any question. Failed and returned from Rupsha. During the tenure of Rashid Chowdhury’s zamindari, the people of the area were allotted arable land for their movement. At that time the villagers used to walk that way. Rashid Chowdhury was elected a member of the Bengal Legislative Council. His generosity, The locals still remember the words of mercy with respect. Every year during Eid-ul-Azha, he used to slaughter 30/40 cows and distribute them among the locals. Villagers and tenants never had to face the wrath of zamindar Rashid Chowdhury. Rashid Chowdhury has built mosques for the worshipers in every market in Rupsha area. Not only that, he has donated land for the Laxmi Narayan Jiur Akhra Mandir in Faridganj Upazila Sadar. The Chowdhury Jame Mosque in Chandpur city and the Chowdhury Ghat are the public interest contributions of the zamindars of this zamindar house. He has donated land for the Laxmi Narayan Jiur Akhra Mandir in Faridganj Upazila Sadar. He has kept the Chowdhury Jame Mosque in Chandpur city and the Chowdhury Ghat in the public interest contribution of the zamindars of this zamindar house. He has donated land for the Laxmi Narayan Jiur Akhra Mandir in Faridganj Upazila Sadar. The Chowdhury Jame Mosque in Chandpur city and the Chowdhury Ghat are the public interest contributions of the zamindars of this zamindar house.
Md Jamal Uddin Khan, land assistant officer of Rupsha North Union, said the Rupsha zamindar’s house is on a 8-acre property. There is no calculation of how much property they have. At present about half a hundred pike pedestrians of zamindars are living in zamindar houses. There are still several monasteries inside the house.
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