Former President Abdur Rahman Biswas passed away at a city hospital on Friday night. He was 91.
Abdur Rahman, who had long been suffering from old-age complications, breathed his last at United Hospital around 8:40pm, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.
He was survived by five sons and two daughters.
Abdur Rahman Biswas was the President of Bangladesh during the 1991-1996 tenure of BNP.
According to Bangapedia, Abdur Rahman Biswas was elected member of the East Pakistan Legislative Assembly in 1962 and again in 1965. He worked as Parliamentary Secretary of East Pakistan from 1965 to 1969.
He was elected MP in the general election held in 1979. He served as the jute minister (1979-80) with President Ziaur Rahman and as health minister (1981-82) with President Justice Abdus Sattar.
He was elected MP in the February-27 election of 1991. He was then elected Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad on April 4, 1991.
After the reintroduction of the parliamentary system in the country, Abdur Rahman Biswas was elected President on October 8, 1991.