Muhammad Shahabuddin

Muhammad Shahabuddin (Urdu: محمد شہاب الدین) was the 3rd Chief Justice of Pakistan, serving from 3 May 1960, to 12 May 1960. He also served as the Governor of East Pakistan.

Muhammad Shahabuddin
محمد شہاب الدین
3rd Chief Justice of Pakistan
In office
3 May 1960 – 12 May 1960
Appointed byAyub Khan
Preceded byMuhammad Munir
Succeeded byAlvin Robert Cornelius
Personal details
Born(1895-05-13)13 May 1895
Eluru, Madras Presidency, British India
Died12 May 1960[1] (aged 75)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Alma materUniversity of Madras
Government Law College, Chennai

Early lifeEdit

Muhammad Shahabuddin was born on 13 May 1895 at Ellore in Madras. He graduated in arts from Madras Christian College and in law from Madras Law College.[1]

CareerEdit

He joined the Indian Civil Service in November 1921 and was posted as a sub-collector at Madras. He later served as a joint magistrate and a district and session judge until February 1943 when he was appointed an additional judge of the Madras High Court. In September 1945 he was confirmed as a judge of the Madras High Court.[1]

Justice Shahabuddin was appointed as a judge of Dhaka High Court after the Partition. He served on the Indo-Pak Boundary Disputes Tribunal in 1949–50. He became the Chief Justice of the Dhaka High Court in February 1950. In 1953 he was appointed as a judge of the Federal Court. From 22 December 1954 to 14 June 1955 he acted as the Governor of East Bengal (Pakistan).[1] Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Chaudhury handed over the government of East Pakistan to Abu Hossain Sarkar and made him chief Minister on 3 June 1955. Shahabuddin was not told of the decision beforehand and as a result he resigned from the governorship on 4 June 1955. He became the Chief Justice of Pakistan in 1955. Justice Shahabuddin also chaired the Constitution Commission.[1]

DeathEdit

He died on 12 May 1960 in Lahore, Pakistan.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Shahabuddin, Justice Mohammad". Banglapedia. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
Legal offices
Preceded by Chief Justice of Pakistan
1960
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of East Bengal
22 December 1954 – 14 June 1955
Succeeded by