Shahabuddin Ahmed (Bangla: শাহাবুদ্দিন আহমেদ) (born 1 February 1930) is a former president and Chief Justice of Bangladesh. Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed took over the office of President after a popular uprising against President Hossain Mohammad Ershad in 1991. After the resumption of democracy, he returned to his duties as the Chief Justice. Later, he served as president from 1996 to 2001. He studied at Dhaka University
After the resignation of President Lt. General (Retd.) H. M. Ershad on 6 December 1990, the Chief Justice of the SC of Bangladesh who was appointed Vice President earlier on the day took over as the Acting President of the country. Immediately upon taking over the office of the highest executive, Shahabuddin placed his predecessor under arrest. Justice Shahabuddin was chosen by all political parties including Ershad to hold interim government that would oversee the period of a free, fair and neutral election to Parliament.
As President, Shahabuddin Ahmed administered the oath of office to his Council of Advisors at Bangabhaban on 9 December 1990 and held the first meeting on 15 December 1990. After the fifth JS elections held on 27 February 1991, Shahabuddin Ahmed returned to his original post as the Chief Justice of the SC of Bangladesh. Bangladesh switched from Presidential to Parliamentary form of Government. He retired on 1 February 1995. On 23 July 1996, he was selected the President of the... Read More