Tawfiq E. Chowdhury grew up in East Pakistan. He began his career as a lecturer at Dacca University and later joined the Civil Service of Pakistan before joining the Liberation War of Bangladesh. He was commissioned in the Bangladesh Defense Forces, served as sub-sector commander in Sector 8 and was decorated as Bir Bikram for gallantry. He was one of the main organizers of the Proclamation of Independence and swearing-in ceremony of the Government of Bangladesh in Mujibnagar on 17 April, 1971. After serving as Secretary, he retired in 2002 and was made adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 2009, a position he still holds. Chariot of Life is his first book.