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A K M Nurul Islam

A K M Nurul Islam (1 August 1919 – 14 November 2015) was a Bangladeshi Politician and former Vice-President of Bangladesh.[1]

A K M Nurul Islam
5th Vice President of Bangladesh
President Hussain Muhammad Ershad
Preceded by Mohammad Mohammadullah
Succeeded by Moudud Ahmed
Personal details
Born (1919-08-01)1 August 1919
Died 15 November 2015(2015-11-15) (aged 96)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Spouse(s) Jahanara Arzu



Nurul was a judge in the High Court judge from 1967 to 1971. From 17 February 1985 to 12 August 1989, he was the law minister of Bangladesh. He was the chief election commissioner of Bangladesh Election Commission. He was made the vice president on December 1986 under President Ershad.[2][3]

Personal lifeEdit

His wife was Ekushey Padak winning poet Jahanara Arzu. They had four children, Daughter Professor Marina Jahan, Daughter Lubna Jahan, Son Justice Md. Ashfaqul Islam, Son Engr. Mohammad Zahinul Islam.


He died on 14 November 2015 in Dhaka. He was buried in Harirampur in Manikganj, Dhaka Division.[4][5]


  1. ^ Reuters (1986-12-01). "Vice President Named By Bangladesh Leader". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Former vice-president Justice AKM Nurul Islam dies - New Age". New Age. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  3. ^ Preston, Ian (2001-01-01). A Political Chronology of Central, South and East Asia. Psychology Press. p. 21. ISBN 9781857431148. 
  4. ^ "Former vice-president Justice Nurul Islam dies - New Age". New Age. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Justice AKM Nurul Islam no more". Retrieved 2016-04-13.