January 1, 1944
|University of Dhaka
Abdul Hamid was born on January 1, 1944, in the village of Kamalpur in Mithamin upazila of Kishoreganj . He passed matriculation from Nikli GC Pilot High School. Kishoreganj passed HSC and BA from Government Gurdial College . He was elected as the VP of Government Gurdial College. By profession, he is an advocate. Kishoreganj has pleaded in the Judge Court. He was president of the Kishoreganj Bar Association several times.
In the married life, he is practicing family life with his wife, Rashida Hamid. Rashida Hamid is the leader of the Kishoreganj district women’s Awami League and the father of three sons and a daughter.
He began his political career, while a student at Kishoreganj, as the Vice President of the University of Gurudayal. He later became a lawyer in the court of the Kishoreganj judge. He was appointed several times president of the Kishoreganj Law School . He was elected seven times as a member of Parliament from 1970 to 2009.
Hamid was the deputy spokesman for the National Parliament of Bangladesh when the Awami League formed the government in 1996. In 2001, he was appointed as the deputy leader of the opposition party in the National Assembly. On January 25, 2009, he became the President of the National Parliament of Bangladesh.
Hamid was appointed interim president of Bangladesh on March 14, 2013 while the president, Zillur Rahman , was in a hospital in Singapore . Rahman died six days later.