Mahbubey Alam

Mahbubey Alam (17 February 1949 – 27 September 2020)[1][2] was a Bangladeshi politician, designated senior counsel, and Attorney General of Bangladesh. He was appointed attorney general on 13 January 2009.[3] He was a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He had served earlier as additional attorney general from 15 November 1998 to 4 October 2001.

Mahbubey Alam
মাহবুবে আলম
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Alam in 2017
Attorney General of Bangladesh
In office
13 January 2009 – 27 September 2020
Appointed byIajuddin Ahmed
Preceded bySalahuddin Ahmad
Succeeded byAM Amin Uddin
Personal details
Born(1949-02-17)17 February 1949
Munshiganj, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
Died27 September 2020(2020-09-27) (aged 71)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cause of deathCOVID-19
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka


Alam was born in Mouchhamandra village in Louhajang in Munshiganj on 17 February 1949.[4] He studied at University of Dhaka, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1968), Master of Arts in Public Administration (1969), and LL.B degree (1972). He also attained diplomas in constitutional law and parliamentary institutions and procedures in 1979 from the Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) in New Delhi.[1]

He began his law career at the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in January 1975 and became a lawyer of the Bangladesh Supreme Court, Appellate Division in 1980. He was the Chairman of the Bangladesh Bar Council from 13 January 2009 to 30 June 2018. He was Additional Attorney General for Bangladesh from 15 November 1998 to 4 October 2001. He was Attorney General of Bangladesh from 13 January 2009 until his death in 2020.[5][6]


Mahbubey Alam was admitted to Combined Military Hospital on 4 September 2020 after being diagnosed with COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh and died on 27 September.[7][8] A Namaz-e-Janaza was held at the Supreme Court on 28 September 2020, and Alam was buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Profile of Hon'ble Members". Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Attorney general Mahbubey Alam dies of COVID-19". New Age.
  3. ^ "Mahbubey Alam appointed attorney general". Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Attorney General Mahbubey Alam passes away after contracting Covid-19". The Daily Star. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Attorney General Mahbubey Alam laid to rest". Dhaka Tribune. 28 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Former Chairmen". Bangladesh Bar Council.
  7. ^ "Mahbubey Alam new attorney gen". The Daily Star. 14 January 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Supreme Court pauses sessions in tribute to Mahbubey Alam". 28 September 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.