The accuracy of records appearing in this section was not entirely verified by editors and requires further research. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to share information.

Bangladesh: Heads of State: 1971-2016

Acting President of Bangladesh [1]
17 Apr 1971 - 10 Jan 1972 Saiyd Najrul Islām = Syed Nazrul Islam
Rāṣṭrapati Ganaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeśa = President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
17 Apr 1971 - 12 Jan 1972 Baṅgabandhu Śekh Mujibur Rahmān = Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
12 Jan 1972 - 24 Dec 1973 Āby Sāīd Caudhurī = Abu Sayeed Chowdhuri
Upa-Rāṣṭrapati kartṛka astāyī Rāṣṭrapati = Vice-President acting as President
24 Dec 1973 - 27 Jan 1974 Mohāmmad Mohāmmad Ullāh = Mohammad Mohammadullah
Rāṣṭrapati Ganaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeśa = President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
27 Jan 1974 - 25 Jan 1975 Mohāmmad Mohāmmad Ullāh = Mohammad Mohammadullah (x)
25 Jan 1975 - 15 Aug 1975 Baṅgabandhu Śekh Mujibur Rahmān = Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (x)
15 Aug 1975 - 6 Nov 1975 Khandakār Mośtāk Āhmed = Khandker Mustaque Ahmad
6 Nov 1975 - 21 Apr 1977 Ābu Sādāt Mohāmmad Sāyem = Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem
21 Apr 1977 - 30 May 1981 Jīyāur Rahmān = Ziaur Rahman
Upa-Rāṣṭrapati kartṛka astāyī Rāṣṭrapati = Vice-President acting as President
30 May 1981 - 20 Nov 1981 Ābdus Sāttār = Abdus Sattar
Rāṣṭrapati Ganaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeśa = President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
20 Nov 1981 - 24 Mar 1982 Ābdus Sāttār = Abdus Sattar (x)
Prathāna Sāmarika Āina Praśasaka = Chief Martial Law Administrator
24 Mar 1982 - 27 Mar 1982 Husein Muhāmmad Erśād = Hussain Muhammad Ershad
Rāṣṭrapati Ganaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeśa = President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
27 Mar 1982 - 11 Dec 1983 Ābul Phajal Mohāmmad Āhsān Uddīn Caudhurī = Abul Fazal Mohammad Ahsanuddin Choudhury
11 Dec 1983 - 6 Dec 1990 Husein Muhāmmad Erśād = Hussain Muhammad Ershad (x)
Upa-Rāṣṭrapati kartṛka astāyī Rāṣṭrapati = Vice-President acting as President
6 Dec 1990 - 9 Oct 1991 Śāhābuddin Āhmed = Shahabuddin Ahmed
Rāṣṭrapati Ganaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeśa = President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
9 Oct 1991 - 9 Oct 1996 Ābdur Rahmān Biśbās = Abdur Rahman Biswas
9 Oct 1996 - 14 Nov 2001 Śāhābuddin Āhmed = Shahabuddin Ahmed (x)
14 Nov 2001 - 21 Jun 2002 E K Ū Em Badruddojā Caudhurī = A Q M Badruddoza Chowdhury [2]
Spikāra kartṛka astāyī Rāṣṭrapati = Speaker acting as President
21 Jun 2002 - 6 Sep 2002 Mohāmmad Jamiruddīn Sarkār = Mohammad Jamiruddin Sircar
Rāṣṭrapati Ganaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeśa = President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
6 Sep 2002 - 12 Feb 2009 Iyāj Uddīn Āhmmed = Iajuddin Ahmed
12 Feb 2009 - 20 Mar 2013 Mohāmmad Jillur Rahmān = Mohammad Zillur Rahman
Spikāra kartṛka astāyī Rāṣṭrapati = Speaker acting as President
20 Mar 2013 - 24 Apr 2013 Mohāmmad Ābdul Hāmid = Mohammad Abdul Hamid
Rāṣṭrapati Ganaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeśa = President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
24 Apr 2013 - Mohāmmad Ābdul Hāmid = Mohammad Abdul Hamid (x)

[1] Pending the taking office by Rāṣṭrapati Ganaprajātantrī Bāṃlādeśa = President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
[2] In full: Abdul Qasim Mohammad Badruddoza Chowdhury.
Last updated on: 13 May 2013 12:24:40