Late Awami League leader who took office as the 14th President of the Bangladesh in 2009. In 2013 he became the third Bangladeshi President to die of natural causes while in office.
He earned a degree in History and Law from Dhaka University in 1954.
He spent four years in prison after the assassination of President Sheik Mujibur Rahman.
He was married to Ivy Rahman from 1958 to 2004.
He collaborated with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before his death in 2013.