Bangladesh’s former President Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed died this morning at the Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH).
The 92-year-old passed away about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to Supreme Court Special Officer Mohammad Saifur Rahman.
Since February 23, Shahabuddin has been receiving treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.
He was suffering from a variety of old-age issues.
President M Abdul Hamid and Chief Justice (CJ) Hasan Foez Siddique expressed their astonishment at Shahabuddin’s death and prayed for his redemption.
They also expressed their condolences to the deceased relatives.
Following the collapse of military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad, former CJ Shahabuddin Ahmed oversaw the caretaker administration.
After the Awami League came to power in 1996, Shahabuddin was named president.
He graduated from Dhaka University with a BA in Economics in 1951 and an MA in International Relations in 1952, the son of a well-known social worker.
He joined the Pakistan Civil Service (CSP) in 1954 and completed his training at the Lahore Civil Service Academy.
He also went to Oxford University for a particular study in public administration.
After serving as a magistrate and then the sub-divisional officer of Gopalganj and Natore, he was elevated to the position of additional deputy commissioner.
In June 1960, he was moved to the judicial branch and served as an extra district and sessions judge in Dhaka and Barishal, as well as a district and sessions, judge in Cumilla and Chattogram, until being named registrar of the High Court (HC) in 1967.
He was appointed to the HC bench as a judge in 1972. Eight years later, he was appointed to the Appellate Division as a judge.