Badrul Haider Chowdhury

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The Honourable Chief Justice

Badrul Haider Chowdhury
বদরুল হায়দার চৌধুরী
Chief Justice of Bangladesh
In office
1 December 1989 – 31 December 1989
Preceded byFazle Kaderi Mohammad Abdul Munim
Succeeded byShahabuddin Ahmed
Personal details
Born(1925-01-01)1 January 1925
Noakhali District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died14 February 1998(1998-02-14) (aged 73)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
ChildrenNaima Haider
Alma materCalcutta University
University of Dhaka

Badrul Haider Chowdhury (1 January 1925 – 14 February 1998) was the Chief Justice of Bangladesh from 1 December 1989 to 31 December 1989.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Chowdhury was born in Noakhali District of Bengal Presidency, in present-day Bangladesh in 1925 to Khan Bahadur Mohammed Gazi Chowdhury.[2] In 1948, Chowdhury finished his graduate studies in the University of Kolkata and completed his law degree in 1951. In 1955, he was awarded bar-at-law degree from Lincoln's Inn of United Kingdom.[1]


From 1965 to 1971, Chowdhury practiced at the Dhaka High court. In 1pril 1971 he was made of Judge of Dhaka High Court.[1]

After the independence of Bangladesh, Chowdhury was made a judge of Bangladesh High court on January 1972. He was made a judge in the Appellate Division in 1978. His verdict on the 8th Amendment case was a landmark moment of Bangladesh's legal history.1 from December 1989 to 31 December 1989 he was the chief justice of Bangladesh.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Chowdhury married Anwara Begum. His daughter Naima Haider became justice of Dhaka High Court.[3]

On 14 February 1998, Chowdhury died in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Hoque, Kazi Ebadul (2012). "Chowdhury, Justice Badrul Haider". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "বিচার বিভাগে নারীর অবদান" [Women contribution in Judiciary service] (in Bengali). China Radio International. 2016-05-01. Archived from the original on 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-07-23.

External links[edit]

  • List of Chief Justices of Bangladesh.