Hussain Muhammad Ershad

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Hussain Muhammad Ershad
হুসেইন মুহাম্মদ এরশাদ
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Member of the Jatiyo Sangshad from Rangpur-3
In office
February 27, 1991 – July 14, 2019
Preceded byMohammad Mofazzal Hossain
10th President of Bangladesh
In office
11 December 1983 – 6 December 1990
Prime MinisterAtaur Rahman Khan
Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury
Moudud Ahmed
Kazi Zafar Ahmed
Vice PresidentA K M Nurul Islam
Moudud Ahmed
Shahabuddin Ahmed
Preceded byAFM Ahsanuddin Chowdhury
Succeeded byShahabuddin Ahmed
Chief of Army Staff
In office
1 December 1978[1] – 30 August 1986
PresidentZiaur Rahman
Preceded byZiaur Rahman
Succeeded byAtiqur Rahman
Personal details
Born(1930-02-01)1 February 1930
Dinhata, British India
(now India)
Died14 July 2019(2019-07-14) (aged 89)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Political partyJatiya Party
Spouse(s)Rowshan Ershad
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Command and Staff College
ProfessionMilitary officer, politician
AwardsUN Population Award
UN Environment Award
Global Officials of Dignity Award
Military service
Allegiance Pakistan (before 1971)
 Bangladesh
Branch/service Pakistan Army
 Bangladesh Army
Years of service1952–1971 (Pakistan)
1973–1986 (Bangladesh)
RankLt. General
CommandsChief of the Army,
Adjutant General of the Army,
CO, 7th East Bengal Regiment,
CO, 3rd East Bengal Regiment

Hussain Muhammad Ershad (Bengali: হুসেইন মুহাম্মদ এরশাদ Hussein Muhammad Ershad, 1 February 1930 – 14 July 2019) was a Bangladeshi politician. He served as the 10th President of Bangladesh from 1983 to 1990. He was the founder of the Jatiyo Party, currently the second-largest party in the Jatiyo Sangshad.

Ershad was twice honoured as a United Nations Laureate, for his works on population and environmental issues.[2][3]

Ershad died on 14 July 2019 at a military hospital in Dhaka from myelodysplastic syndrome, aged 89.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mascarenhas, Anthony. Bangladesh: A Legacy of Blood. Hodder and Stoughton.
  2. United Nations Laureates
  3. "UNEP Global 500 Laureates – Award Winners". Global500.org. 25 February 2004. Archived from the original on 9 September 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "Ershad passes away". The Daily Star. 14 July 2019.
  5. "Former Bangladesh army ruler Ershad dies aged 89". aljazeera.com. Retrieved 14 July 2019.

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