Abdul Hamid (politician)

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The Honourable
Abdul Hamid
আব্দুল হামিদ
15th President of Bangladesh
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 April 2013
Acting: 20 March - 24 April 2013
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Preceded by Zillur Rahman
Speaker of Jatiyo Sangshad
In office
25 January 2009 – 24 April 2013
Preceded by Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar
Succeeded by Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
Deputy Speaker of the Jatiyo Sangshad
In office
14 July 1996 – 10 July 2001
Preceded by L. K. Siddiqui
Succeeded by Md. Akhtar Hameed Siddiqui
Personal details
Born 1 January 1944 (1944-01-01) (age 70)
Kamalpur, Mithamain, Kishoreganj, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now in Bangladesh)
Political party Awami League
Other political
affiliations
Grand Alliance (2008–present)
Spouse(s) Rashida Hamid[1]
Children 3 sons and 1 daughter
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Religion Islam

Abdul Hamid (born 1 January 1944) is the Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh since 2009.[2]

Hamid was born in Mithamoin in the Kishoreganj District.

He started his political career while a student in Kishoreganj. He was the vice president of Gurudayal Government College. He later became a lawyer in the Kishoreganj Judge Court. He was president of Kishoreganj Bar Association several times. He has been elected 7 times as a member of Parliament from 1970 to 2009.[2]

On 25 January 2009, he became the Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh. Currently he is the 20th President of Bangladesh.[3]

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