Former President of Bangladesh and former Chief Justice Sahabuddin Ahmed have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of the President.
Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. In a separate condolence message on Saturday, they expressed their grief and sorrow.
He died at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka at 10:25 am on Saturday (March 19).
Supreme Court spokesman Muhammad Saifur Rahman confirmed the information. Sahabuddin Ahmed was 92 years old.
In the third week of February, Sahabuddin Ahmed was admitted to CMH in critical condition. The former president has been suffering from geriatric illness for the past few years.
Anwara Ahmed, the wife of Sahabuddin Ahmed, died in 2016 at the age of 70 after a long illness.
The eldest of their five children said. Sitara Parveen was a teacher in the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at Dhaka University. He died on June 23, 2005, in a road accident in the United States.
Sahabuddin Ahmed was born on 1 February 1930 in the Pemal village of Kendua police station in Netrokona district. His father Talukdar Resat Ahmad Bhuiyan was a well-known social worker and philanthropist. Sahabuddin Ahmed graduated from Dhaka University with a Bachelor of Economics (Honors) degree in 1951 and an MA in International Relations in 1952. He passed the competitive examination in 1954 and joined the Pakistan Civil Service. He successfully trained at the Civil Service Academy in Lahore and attended a special course on public administration at Oxford University.
After a short stint as a magistrate and later as sub-divisional administrators of Gopalganj and Natore, Sahabuddin Ahmed was promoted to the post of additional deputy commissioner. In June 1980, he was transferred to the Judiciary and his job in the Executive Branch of the Administration came to an end.
He served as Additional District and Sessions Judge in Dhaka and Barisal and as District and Sessions Judge in Comilla and Chittagong. In 1986, he was appointed Registrar of the Dhaka High Court. On 20 January 1972, he was promoted to the post of Judge of the Bangladesh High Court. He was deputed and served as chairman of the Labor Appeal Tribunal (1983-84). He then returned to the High Court Division as a judge.
On February 8, 1980, Sahabuddin Ahmed was appointed a judge of the Appellate Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court.
Justice Sahabuddin was the chairman of the commission of inquiry set up to investigate the police firing on protesting students at Dhaka University in mid-February 1983. Several students were killed and many others were injured in the incident. But despite extensive investigations and submissions, the then government never released the report. He was the chairman of the National Pay Commission formed in 1974. On the basis of his report, the pay scale was determined at a higher rate. He was the Chairman of the Bangladesh Red Cross Society from August 1986 to April 1972. He attended the International Conference of Judges of the Court of Appeal held in Washington in September 1990.
On 14 January 1990, Sahabuddin Ahmed was appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh.
Sahabuddin Ahmed was the head of the interim government after the fall of the Ershad government in 1990. After the Awami League came to power in 1996, he was made the President. He retired from the presidency on November 14, 2001.