List of Presidents of Bangladesh


(Former president of Bangladesh)
(41th Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights)


A lawyer and former president of Bangladesh, Abu Sayeed Chowdhury lived from 31 January 1921 until 2 August 1987. In addition, he served as vice chancellor of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s foreign minister, and the country’s first high commissioner to the UK. He also served as chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

Born:  31 January 1921

Birthplace: Nagbari in Tangail

Known for:

Born:  31 January 1921

Birthplace: Nagbari in Tangail

Known for:

● 41st Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
● 3rd Foreign Minister of Bangladesh
● President of Bangladesh In office 12 January 1972 – 24 December 1973
● 1st Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
● Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka

Political party: Bangladesh Awami League

● Bindu Basini Govt. Boys’ High School
● Presidency University, Kolkata
● University of Calcutta

Death:  2 August 1987 (aged 66)

Early life and education:

On January 31, 1921, a Zamindar family in Nagbari, Tangail District, welcomed Abu Sayeed Chowdhury into the world. Along with serving as a Zamindar, his father Abdul Hamid Chowdhury subsequently rose to become speaker of the East Pakistan Provincial Assembly. He received the title “Khan Bahadur” from the British Empire, a title he subsequently abandoned to order to lend his voice to the campaign opposing British crimes and the British Empire.

The Presidency College in Calcutta awarded Abu Sayeed Chowdhury her diploma in 1940. In 1942, he graduated from the University of Calcutta with a master’s degree in law and a law degree, and following World War II, he finished his bar at law in London.


Abu Sayeed Choudhury was named East Pakistan’s Advocate General in 1960, and in July 1961, he was elevated to the position of High Court judge. He has served as the head of the Bengali Development Board and a member of the Pakistani Constitution Commission (1960–1961). (1963-1968). In 1969, Justice Choudhury was chosen to serve as Dhaka University’s vice chancellor. He resigned from his position as Vice-Chancellor in 1971 while he was in Geneva in protest of the Genocide carried out in East Pakistan by the Pakistani army.

He left Geneva for London to serve as the Mujibnagar Government’s special envoy, where he successfully swayed public opinion in favour of the liberation struggle in Bangladesh.

President of Bangladesh:

After being freed, Abu Sayeed Chowdhury went back to Dhaka and was chosen to lead Bangladesh on January 12, 1972. He was re-elected as President of Bangladesh on April 10, 1973, and in December of that same year (that is, 1973), he resigned and assumed the position of special envoy for international affairs with the status of a minister. He was appointed minister of ports and shipping on August 8, 1975, when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formed his government. Following Rahman’s murder, he was appointed minister of international affairs in President Khondaker Mushtaq Ahmad’s government in August 1975, a position he maintained until 7 November of that same year.

UN Committee:

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities elected Abu Sayeed Chowdhury as a member in 1978. He was chosen to lead the UN Human Rights Commission in 1985. Visva-Bharati University presented him with the Deshikottam emblem as a mark of honors. He was given the honorary Doctor of Law degree by Calcutta University.


On August 2, 1987, Abu Sayeed Chowdhury suffered a heart attack in London and passed away. He was buried at his hometown of Nagbari, Tangail.


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