List of Presidents of Bangladesh

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The complete list of Presidents of Bangladesh includes the persons sworn into the office as President of Bangladesh following the Declaration of Independence of Bangladesh in 1971.

Key

      Bangladesh Awami League / BAKSAL
      Bangladesh Nationalist Party
      Jatiya Party
      Military
      Independent

Presidents

# Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
1 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(1920–1975)[1]
Bangabandhu02 big.jpg 17 April 1971 12 January 1972 Bangladesh Awami League
Syed Nazrul Islam
(1925–1975)
Acting[2]
No image.png 17 April 1971 12 January 1972 Bangladesh Awami League
2 Abu Sayeed Chowdhury
(1921–1987)
ChoudhuryJusticeAbuSayeed.jpg 12 January 1972 24 December 1973 Bangladesh Awami League
3 Mohammad Mohammadullah
(1921–1999)[3]
No image.png 24 December 1973 25 January 1975 Bangladesh Awami League
4 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(1920–1975)
Bangabandhu02 big.jpg 25 January 1975 15 August 1975[4] BAKSAL
5 Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad
(1918–1996)
Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad portrait.jpg 15 August 1975 6 November 1975 Bangladesh Awami League
6 Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem
(1916–1997)[5]
No image.png 6 November 1975 21 April 1977 Bangladesh Awami League
7 Ziaur Rahman
(1936–1981)[6]
President Ziaur Rahman Bangladesh.jpg 21 April 1977 30 May 1981[7] Military / Bangladesh Nationalist Party
8 Abdus Sattar
(1906–1985)[8]
No image.png 30 May 1981 24 March 1982
(deposed)
Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Hussain Muhammad Ershad
(1930–)
Chief Martial Law Administrator[9]
Hussain Muhammad Ershad.jpg 24 March 1982 27 March 1982 Military
9 Ahsanuddin Chowdhury
(1915–2001)
ChowdhuryJusticeAFMAhsanuddin.jpg 27 March 1982 10 December 1983 Independent
10 Hussain Muhammad Ershad
(1930–)
Hussain Muhammad Ershad.jpg 11 December 1983 6 December 1990 Military / Jatiya Party
Shahabuddin Ahmed
(1930–)
Acting
No image.png 6 December 1990 10 October 1991 Independent
11 Abdur Rahman Biswas
(1926–)
No image.png 10 October 1991 9 October 1996 Bangladesh Nationalist Party
12 Shahabuddin Ahmed
(1930–)
No image.png 9 October 1996 14 November 2001 Independent
13 Badruddoza Chowdhury
(1932–)
No image.png 14 November 2001 21 June 2002 Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar
(1931–)
Acting
No image.png 21 June 2002 6 September 2002 Bangladesh Nationalist Party
14 Iajuddin Ahmed
(1931–2012)
Iajuddin Ahmed.jpg 6 September 2002 12 February 2009 Independent
15 Zillur Rahman
(1929–2013)
Zillur Rahman in Neubrandenburg, Germany in 1973.jpg 12 February 2009 20 March 2013[10] Bangladesh Awami League
16 Abdul Hamid
(1944–)[11]
No image.png 14 March 2013 Incumbent Bangladesh Awami League

Footnotes

  1. ^ Pakistani prisoner to 8 January 1972
  2. ^ Acting for Mujibur Rahman during his imprisonment
  3. ^ Acting to 27 January 1974
  4. ^ Assassinated
  5. ^ Also Chief Martial Law Administrator from 24 August 1975 to 4 November 1975 and from 7 November 1975 to 29 November 1976
  6. ^ Also Chief Martial Law Administrator from 29 November 1976 to 6 April 1979
  7. ^ Assassinated
  8. ^ Acting to 20 November 1981
  9. ^ Chief Martial Law Administrator from 24 March 1982 to 30 March 1984
  10. ^ Died in office
  11. ^ Acting for Zillur Rahman from 14 March 2013 until the latter's death on 20 March 2013. Afterwards he served as Acting President until his election as President on 24 April 2013.

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