Abdul Hamid (politician)
|16th President of Bangladesh|
24 April 2013
Acting: 20 March – 24 April 2013
|Prime Minister||Sheikh Hasina|
|Preceded by||Zillur Rahman|
|Speaker of Jatiyo Sangshad|
25 January 2009 – 24 April 2013
|Preceded by||Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar|
|Succeeded by||Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury|
|Deputy Speaker of the Jatiyo Sangshad|
14 July 1996 – 10 July 2001
|Preceded by||L. K. Siddiqui|
|Succeeded by||Md. Akhtar Hameed Siddiqui|
1 January 1944 |
Kamalpur, Mithamain, Kishoreganj, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now in Bangladesh)
|Political party||Awami League|
|Grand Alliance (2008–present)|
|Children||3 sons and 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
Abdul Hamid (Bengali: আব্দুল হামিদ; born 1 January 1944) is the 16th and current President of Bangladesh. Prior to this position, he served as the Speaker of the National Parliament from January 2009 to April 2013. He was the acting President after the death of Zillur Rahman in March 2013. Hamid took oath as president on April 22, 2013.
Early life and education
Hamid was born in Kamalpur village, Mithamain Upazila under Kishoreganj District to Hazi Md. Tayebuddin and Tomiza Khatun. Hamid passed I.A. and B.A. from Gurudayal Government College in Kishoreganj. He later earned his LLB degree from Central Law College under University of Dhaka. He then became a practising lawyer in the Kishoreganj Judge Court. He was appointed the President of Kishoreganj Bar Association several times.
Hamid started his political career whilst a student in Kishoreganj, as the vice president of Gurudayal Government College. He was elected 7 times as a member of Parliament from 1970 to 2009. He was the deputy speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh when Awami League formed the government in 1996. In 2001, he was appointed as the deputy leader of the opposition party at the National Assembly. On 25 January 2009, he became the Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh. For his contribution to Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, he was awarded Independence Day Award in 2013.
Hamid is married and he has three sons and one daughter.
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|Speakers of the Jatiyo Sangshad
Col. Shawkat Ali
|President of Bangladesh