Ataur Rahman Khan
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Ataur Rahman Khan
আতাউর রহমান খান
|5th Prime Minister of Bangladesh|
30 March 1984 – 9 July 1986
|President||Hossain Mohammad Ershad|
|Preceded by||Shah Azizur Rahman|
|Succeeded by||Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury|
|5th Chief Minister of East Bengal|
1 September 1956 – March 1958
|Preceded by||Abu Hussain Sarkar|
|Succeeded by||Abu Hussain Sarkar|
|Born||6 March 1905|
Balia, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now Dhaka, Bangladesh)
|Died||7 December 1991 (aged 86)|
|Political party||Jatiya Party (1984–1991)|
|All-India Muslim League (Before 1949)|
Awami League (1949–1984)
|Alma mater||Jagannath University|
University of Dhaka
Ataur Rahman Khan (Bengali: আতাউর রহমান খান; 6 March 1905 – 7 December 1991) was a Bangladeshi lawyer, politician and writer, and served as Chief Minister of East Pakistan from 1 September 1956 – March 1958, and as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 30 March 1984 to 1 January 1985. He is noted for being the only Bangladeshi to have served as premier in both pre and post independent Bangladesh
Ataur Rahman Khan was born in 1905 at Balia village in Dhamrai thana of Dhaka district. He passed his matriculation examination from Pogose School in Dhaka in 1924, FA examination from Jagannath College in 1927, and obtained BA (Hons) degree from the Dhaka University in 1930.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
He eventually joined the cabinet of General Ershad with the belief that by being part of the government he would be able to direct it towards a more democratic agenda. He was made the Prime Minister in 1984 which office he held till 1 January 1985, when he resigned citing irreconcilable differences with General Ershad's style of administration.
Ataur Rahman Khan has authored a number of books most noted of which are Ojarotir Dui Bochhor (1963), Shoiracharer Dosh Bochhor (1969), Prodhan-Montritter Noi Maash (1987), and Oboruddhor Noi Maash (1990).
Ataur Rahman Khan died in Dhaka on 7 December 1991 at the age of 86 and is buried beside Parliament.
Shah Azizur Rahman
| Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury
| Chairperson of SAARC