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Latifur Rahman (1 March 1936 – 6 June 2017) was the 10th Chief Justice and the 2nd Chief Adviser of Bangladesh.[1]

Latifur Rahman
লতিফুর রহমান
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Acting
In office
15 July 2001 – 10 October 2001
President Shahabuddin Ahmed
Preceded by Hasina Wazed
Succeeded by Khaleda Zia
Chief Justice of Bangladesh
In office
1 January 2000 – 28 February 2001
Preceded by Mustafa Kamal
Succeeded by Mahmudul Amin Choudhury
Personal details
Born (1936-03-01)1 March 1936
Jessore District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 6 June 2017(2017-06-06) (aged 81)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma mater University of Dhaka

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Early life and educationEdit

Rahman was born in Jessore on 1 March 1936. He was the son of the lawyer Khan Bahadur Lutfur Rahman.[2] His maternal uncle Nurul Huda served as a High Court judge. He earned his master's in English literature at the University of Dhaka in 1956 and later completed his bachelor's in law from the same university.[2] He served as a faculty member of Shahid Suhrawardy College.

CareerEdit

Rahman started his lawyer career with the Dhaka High Court membership in 1960. He was an apprentice to Bangladesh's first attorney general MH Khandaker.[2] He became a permanent High Court judge in 1981 and an Appellate Division judge on January 15, 1990.[1]

Rahman became the Chief Justice on 1 January 2000 and retired from the position on 28 February 2001. He was the chief adviser of the caretaker government from 15 July 2001 to 10 October 2001 which oversaw the eighth parliamentary election in Bangladesh.[1]

Rahman died at Samorita Hospital in Dhaka on 6 June 2017.[1]

PublicationEdit

  • "Tattabadhayak Sarkarer Dinguli O Amar Katha (The Days of the Caretaker Government and My Account)" (2014)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Justice Latifur passes away". The Daily Star. June 6, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Former chief adviser Justice Latifur Rahman dies at 81". bdnews24.com. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 


Legal offices
Preceded by
Mustafa Kamal
Chief Justice of Bangladesh
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Mahmudul Amin Choudhury
Political offices
Preceded by
Hasina Wazed
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Acting

2001
Succeeded by
Khaleda Zia
Preceded by
Abdus Samad Azad
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2001
Succeeded by
Badruddoza Chowdhury