A commemoration meeting in honor of the revered lawyer late Advocate Mr. Mahmudul Islam was held at the Supreme Court Bar Association Auditorium today.
Presided over by the honorable Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, the honorable Chief Justice of Bangladesh Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha was present as the Chief guest on the occasion, while honorable Minister of Law Advocate Anisul Haque was the special guest.
Among others, senior lawyers of the Supreme Court including Dr. Kamal Hossain, Barrister Amir Ul Islam, Barrister Rafiqul Haque, Barrister Mahbubuddin Khokon, Advocate Abdul Baset Mazumder and Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun were present and shared their memories and tribute.
Advocate Mahmudul Islam, one of the most respected Lawyers of the country and former attorney general died on February 16, 2016 at the ICU of United Hospital, Dhaka.
Along with an illuminating career of over 50 years of legal practice, his magnum opus, the book on the Constitutional Law of Bangladesh is hailed as the most significant and thorough work ever on the constitution of Bangladesh. His work on the Civil Procedure Code also works as the touchstone for many law professionals.
The Supreme Court had sought his statement as amicus curiae in a number of significant cases. He also represented Bangladesh in high profile international cases.
Born in Rangpur in 1936, Mahmudul Islam completed post graduation on political science, and also on Law (first class first) from University of Dhaka. He was a Fullbright scholar, and had an LL.M from Indiana University of USA.
He started his legal career at Rangpur District Bar after post graduation on Law in 1960; later he got enlisted at the High Court, and worked under lawyers Mr. Birendra Nath Chowdhury and Barrister Sayed Ishtiak Ahmed. He was appointed as the Assistant Attorney General in 1972, and served as the Attorney General of Bangladesh from 1998 to 2001.