Syed Mahmud Hossain

Syed Mahmud Hossain (born 31 December 1954)[1] is the 22nd and current Chief Justice of Bangladesh.[2][3]

Syed Mahmud Hossain
সৈয়দ মাহমুদ হোসেন
22nd Chief Justice of Bangladesh
Assumed office
2 February 2018
Appointed byAbdul Hamid
Preceded byMd. Abdul Wahhab Miah (acting)
Personal details
Born (1954-12-31) 31 December 1954 (age 65)
Alma materUniversity of London

Early life and educationEdit

Hossain was born in 1954 to Syed Mustafa Ali (d. 2018).[4] He completed his education life in Comilla town. The secondary school certificate from Comilla Zilla School in 1972, HSC examination from Comilla Victoria College in 1974 and passed from the same college in 1976 in the BSc examination. In 1980, he obtained LLB degree from Comilla Law College. He completed six-month long "Commonwealth Young Lawyers Course" from the School of Oriental African Studies and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, both part of University of London.[2]


In 1981, Hossain started practicing law in the District Judge Court.[2][5] Then he joined as an advocate in the High Court Division in 1983. He was appointed as a deputy attorney general in 1999.[6] He was appointed as Additional Justice of the High Court Division on 22 February 2001 and two years later, on 22 February 2003, the permanent appointment was made in the same department. On 23 February 2011, he was appointed as the Appellate Division's Justice. He was the chairman of the search committee formed to form the Election Commission twice.[7]

Mahmud is scheduled to retire on 30 December 2021.[8]


  1. ^ "Bangladesh appoints new chief justice after about three months of vacancy". 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Justice Mahmud Hossain to be made new CJ". The Daily Star. 2018-02-02. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  3. ^ "Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain made search committee chief". The Daily Observer. 25 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Chief justice's father passes away". The Daily Star. 2018-06-26. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  5. ^ "New Chief Justices Syed Mahmud Hossain". Comillar Kagoj. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. ^ "নতুন প্রধান বিচারপতি হলেন সৈয়দ মাহমুদ হোসেন". প্রথম আলো (in Bengali). Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  7. ^ "শপথ নিলেন প্রধান বিচারপতি". Bangla Tribune (in Bengali). Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  8. ^ "Syed Mahmud Hossain takes oath as CJ". The Daily Star. 2018-02-04. Retrieved 2018-07-19.