Former secretary and founder editor of Bangladesh Today, Mohammad Asaf-ud-Daula, is a well known intellectual in Bangladesh. He is from Gopalganj, and was liked by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - the founding father of Bangladesh.
In this link he shares his thoughts about growing up in India and the religious divide that existed in British India. He also discusses the Farakka Barrage issue and the treaty to which he was officially involved in the signing ceremony with Prime Minister Sk. Mujib and Foreign Minister Dr. Kamal Hossain.