Abdul Hamid (politician)

Current President of Bangladesh

Mohammed Abdul Hamid (born 1 January 1944) is the 16th President of Bangladesh since 2013. He was the Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh from 2009 through 2013.[1]


Mohammad Abdul Hamid
মোহাম্মাদ আবদুল হামিদ
Abdul Hamid - 2014 (cropped).jpg
Hamid in 2014
President of Bangladesh
Assumed office
14 March 2013
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byZillur Rahman
Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad
In office
25 January 2009 – 24 April 2013
Preceded byJamiruddin Sircar
Succeeded byShawkat Ali (Acting)
Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad
In office
14 July 1996 – 10 July 2001
Preceded byL. K. Siddiqi
Succeeded byAkhtar Hameed Siddiqui
Personal details
Born (1944-01-01) 1 January 1944 (age 78)
Kamalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
Political partyAwami League
Other political
affiliations
Grand Alliance (2008–present)
Spouse(s)
Rashida Hamid (m. 1964)
ChildrenRejwan Ahammad Taufiq, Rasel Ahmed Tuhin, Riad Ahmed, Shorna Hamid
Alma materGurudayal Government College

Hamid was born in Mithamoin in the Kishoreganj District.

He started his political career while a student in Kishoreganj. He was the vice president of Gurudayal Government College. He later became a lawyer in the Kishoreganj Judge Court. He was president of Kishoreganj Bar Association several times. He has been elected 7 times as a member of Parliament from 1970 to 2009.[1]

On 25 January 2009, he became the Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh. Currently he is the 20th President of Bangladesh.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Speaker's Biography" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
  2. "Hamid elected president". The Daily Star. 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-04-22.