Latifur Rahman

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Latifur Rahman
লতিফুর রহমান
Latifur Rahman (chief justice).jpg
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
In office
15 July 2001 – 10 October 2001
PresidentShahabuddin Ahmed
Preceded bySheikh Hasina Wazed
Succeeded byKhaleda Zia
10th Chief Justice of Bangladesh
In office
1 January 2000 – 28 February 2001
Preceded byMustafa Kamal
Succeeded byMahmudul Amin Choudhury
Personal details
Born(1936-03-01)1 March 1936
Jessore District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died6 June 2017(2017-06-06) (aged 81)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

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

Early life and education[edit]

Rahman was born in Jessore on 1 March 1936. His father was 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.[citation needed]


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]


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


  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". 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
Legal offices
Preceded by Chief Justice of Bangladesh
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by