Zillur Rahman

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Zillur Rahman
মোঃ জিল্লুর রহমান
Zillur Rahman in Neubrandenburg, Germany in 1973.jpg
Rahman in 1973
President of Bangladesh
In office
12 February 2009 – 20 March 2013
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byIajuddin Ahmed
Succeeded byAbdul Hamid (Acting)
Personal details
Born
Mohammed Zillur Rahman

(1929-03-09)9 March 1929
Bhairab Upazila, Kishoreganj District, British India[1]
Died20 March 2013(2013-03-20) (aged 84)
Singapore City, Singapore
Resting placeBanani graveyard, Dhaka[2]
NationalityBritish Indian (1929–1947)
Pakistani (1947–1971)
Bangladeshi (1971–2013)
Political partyAwami League
Other political
affiliations
Grand Alliance (2008–2013)
Spouse(s)Ivy Rahman (1958–2004)
EducationMS (history)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

Mohammed Zillur Rahman (9 March 1929 - 20 March 2013) was the President of Bangladesh. He was a senior member of the Awami League.[3] He was made the nineteenth president by the Election Commission of Bangladesh on 11 February 2009. No other candidate filed to run in the presidential election.[4] Rahman died on March 20, 2013 after being taken to Singapore City from an lung infection, aged 84.

References[change | change source]

  1. "অভিভাবক হারাল জাতি". Prothom Alo. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  2. Hasan Jahid Tusher (March 23, 2013). "President laid to rest". The Daily Star. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  3. "Presidium Member of Awami League". 11 February 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
  4. "Zillur Rahman declared new President of Bangladesh". 11 February 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2009.
Political offices
Preceded by
Iajuddin Ahmed
President of Bangladesh
2009–2013
Incumbent