Abdul Hamid (politician)

16th President of Bangladesh

Mohammed Abdul Hamid (born 1 January 1944) is the 15th President of Bangladesh since 2013. He was the Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh from 2009 through 2013.[2]

Abdul Hamid
আব্দুল হামিদ
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15th President of Bangladesh
Assumed office
24 April 2013
Acting: 20 March - 24 April 2013
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byZillur Rahman
Speaker of Jatiyo Sangshad
In office
25 January 2009 – 24 April 2013
Preceded byBarrister Jamiruddin Sircar
Succeeded byShirin Sharmin Chaudhury
Deputy Speaker of the Jatiyo Sangshad
In office
14 July 1996 – 10 July 2001
Preceded byL. K. Siddiqui
Succeeded byMd. Akhtar Hameed Siddiqui
Personal details
Born (1944-01-01) 1 January 1944 (age 76)
Kamalpur, Mithamain, Kishoreganj, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now in Bangladesh)
Political partyAwami League
Other political
Grand Alliance (2008–present)
Spouse(s)Rashida Hamid[1]
Children3 sons and 1 daughter
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

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.[2]

On 25 January 2009, he became the Speaker of the National Parliament of Bangladesh. Currently he is the 20th President of Bangladesh.[3]


  1. "Eight receive Independence Awards". bdnews24.com. 2013-03-25. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Speaker's Biography" (PDF). Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
  3. "Hamid elected president". The Daily Star. 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-04-22.