Born on October 15, 1938 at Lakshmipur, she devoted her whole life to promoting peace, communal harmony and social justice.
She was deeply influenced by Gandhian principles of non-violence and communal harmony.
In recognition of her work, Jharna Dhara Chowdhury was honored with Padma in 2013. She was awarded Jamnalal Bajaj award in 1998. She also received many other prestigious awards like Begum Rokeya Padak, Gandhi Seva Puraskar and Ekushey Padak.
The Gandhi Ashram Trust in Jayag, Noakhali conducts skill enhancing training programme for women to boost their income and provides free education for poor children.