Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury

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Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury
শাহাদাত হোসেন চৌধুরী
Election Commissioner of Bangladesh
In office
15 February 2017 – 14 February 2022
PresidentAbdul Hamid
Personal details
Born1959 (age 63–64)
Noakhali, East Pakistan
SpouseSarwat Chowdhury
Alma materChittagong University
Defence Services Command and Staff College
ProfessionMilitary officer, Election Commissioner
Military service
Allegiance Bangladesh
Branch/service Bangladesh Army
Years of service1982–2010
RankBangladesh-army-OF-6 Brigadier General
UnitArmoured Corps

Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury (afwc, psc, te) (born 1959) is a retired Brigadier general of Bangladesh Army who also served as one of the Election Commissioners of Bangladesh[1] during 2017-2022.

Early life[edit]

Chowdhury was born in 1959 in Companiganj Upazila of Noakhali district of the then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to Ali Imam Chowdhury and Ferdous Ara Begum.[2] He is the second among his five siblings.[1] He completed his Secondary School Certificate from Basurhat A. H. C. Government High School in 1974 and Higher Secondary School Certificate from Chittagong College in 1976.[2] He earned his graduation in Mathematics from Chittagong University.[1]


On 7 February 2017, President Abdul Hamid appointed Chowdhury to the post of Election Commissioner in the Bangladesh Election Commission under Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda.[3]

Chowdhury oversaw the 11th parliamentary elections of Bangladesh in 2018.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Bangladesh Election Commission". Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b পরবর্তী নির্বাচন কমিশনে যারা থাকছেন. BBC (in Bengali). 7 February 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ Bhattacharjee, Partha Pratim; Molla, Mohammad Al-Masum (2017-02-07). "Ex-secy Nurul Huda new CEC". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2023-06-21.
  4. ^ "Pre-polls situation under control: Election Commissioner Shahadat". The Daily Star. 2018-12-27. Retrieved 2023-06-21.