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Ershad, [Hossain] Muhammad

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Presidents


1930 - Born on the 1st of January in Rangpur, Bangladesh.

1950 - He graduated from the University of Dhaka in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

1952 - He was commissioned into the Pakistan Army.

1966 - He completed advanced courses from the Command and Staff College in Quetta, Pakistan.

1969 - He was given command of the 3rd East Bengal Regiment.

1971 - He was given command 7th East Bengal Regiment.

1973 - He was transferred to the new state of Bangladesh and appointed as a Adjutant General
          of the Bangladesh Army.

1975 - He was appointed deputy chief of army staff.

1978 - He was appointed as a army chief of staff.

1983 - He took over as president of Bangladesh on the 11th of December.

1985 - He introduced the upazila and zila parishad system and held the first democratic elections
           for these village councils.

1990 - He forced to step down as a president of Bangladesh.

1991 - He contested and won the elections from jail.

1996 - He won again elections from the jail.

1997 - He was released from jail on 9th of January.


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