Asaduzzaman Khan (politician, born 1916)

Asaduzzaman Khan (1916 – 21 January 1992) was a Bangladeshi politician and government minister.

Asaduzzaman Khan
Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 February 1979 – 24 March 1982
Succeeded bySheikh Hasina
Jute Minister of Bangladesh
In office
Personal details
Bornc. 1916
Kishoreganj, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died21 January 1992(1992-01-21) (aged 75–76)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

Early lifeEdit

Khan was born in 1916 in Kishoreganj, East Bengal, British Raj. He finished law degree from the University of Dhaka and M.A. in history from there.[1]


In 1941, Khan joined the Bengal Civil Service, judicial branch. He was also a part-time lecturer of University of Dhaka's Law Department and a lawyer in the High Court. In 1965, he was elected to the East Pakistan Provincial Assembly in 1965. He served as the leader of the opposition in the assembly 1967 and joined Awami League in 1969. He served as the minister of jute in the cabinet of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 and later the Minister of Port, Navigation, and Inland Water Transport in the Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad cabinet. In 1979, he was elected head of the Awami League and served as the leader of the opposition.[1]


Khan died on 21 January 1992 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rahman, Md Siddiqur. "Khan, Asaduzzaman". Banglapedia. Retrieved 2 October 2017.