Shahabuddin Ahmed

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Shahabuddin Ahmed
শাহাবুদ্দিন আহমেদ
President of Bangladesh
In office
6 December 1990 – 10 October 1991
Prime MinisterKhaleda Zia
Preceded byHussain Muhammad Ershad
Succeeded byAbdur Rahman Biswas
In office
9 October 1996 – 14 November 2001
Prime MinisterHasina Wazed
Latifur Rahman (Acting)
Khaleda Zia
Preceded byAbdur Rahman Biswas
Succeeded byBadruddoza Chowdhury
Chief Justice of Bangladesh
In office
14 January 1990 – 1 January 1995
Preceded byBadrul Haider Chowdhury
Succeeded byMuhammad Habibur Rahman
Personal details
Born(1930-02-01)1 February 1930
Netrokona, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now Bangladesh)
Died19 March 2022(2022-03-19) (aged 92)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
EducationMA (International relations)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

Shahabuddin Ahmed (1 February 1930 – 19 March 2022) was a Bangladeshi politician. He was the 12th President of Bangladesh two times from 1990 until 1991 and from 1996 until 2001. He also served as the Chief Justice of the country from 1990 until 1995.

Ahmed took over the office of President after a popular uprising against President Hussain Muhammad Ershad in 1991.[1] Afterwards, he returned to his duties as the Chief Justice following the amendment. Later, he served as the President from 1996 to 2001. During his first time in the Presidential office, he served as Acting President. Later when he again took over the office in 1996 he became the 12th President.[2]

In February 2022, Ahmed was hospitalized in Dhaka, Bangladesh for an old age-related illness.[3] He died on 19 March 2022 at the age of 92.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Special Remembrance: Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed". The Daily Star. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  2. "Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed". BangaBhaban. Archived from the original on 27 September 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  3. Staff Correspondent. "Former president Shahabuddin critically ill: Physician". Prothomalo. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  4. "Former president Shahabuddin passes away". The Business Standard. 2022-03-19. Retrieved 2022-03-19.