Abu Sayeed Chowdhury

Abu Sayeed Chowdhury

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Abu Sayeed Chowdhury (January 5, 1921 - August 2, 1987) was a jurist and the President of Bangladesh. Abu Sayeed Choudhury was born on January 05, 1921 in a Zamindar family of Nagbari in Tangail District. His father Abdul Hamid Choudhury later became the speaker of the East Pakistan Provincial Assembly.

Professional Career

Abu Sayeed Chowdhury was a practising Advocate of Dhaka High Court and was a very renowned lawyer.In 1960, he was appointed as advocate general of East Pakistan.He was elevated to the post of Additional Judge of the Dhaka High Court on 7th July 1961 by the then President of Pakistan Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan and was confirmed as Judge of the Dhaka High Court after two years. He had been a member of the Constitution Commission (1960-61) and chairman of the Bengali Development Board (1963-1968). Justice Chowdhury was appointed as vice-chancellor of Dhaka University in 1969. In 1971, while in Geneva he resigned from his post as vice-chancellor as a protest against the genocide in East Pakistan by the Pakistan army. From Geneva he went to the UK and became the special envoy of the provisional 'Mujibnagar' government. An umbrella organization, 'The Council for the People's Republic of Bangladesh in UK' was formed on 24 April 1971 in Coventry, UK, by the expatriate Bengali's, and a five member Steering Committee (central committee) of the Council was elected by them.

President of Bangladesh

After liberation, Justice Chowdhury returned to Dhaka and...
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