HM Ershad has died today 14 July, 2019 ~ Ofuran

HM Ershad has died today 14 July, 2019

HM Ershad has died today 14 July, 2019

Former President and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad is no more (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Razifan). He was 89 years old. He died at eight o'clock in the morning at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) of Dhaka.

Ershad's death confirmed his relatives and Presidium member Khaled Akhter,

The former President was Life Support. He was suffering from hemoglobin deficiency, lung infection and kidney complications in the blood.

On June 27, when Ershad was ill, he was admitted to CMH.

Born in Koch Bihar, India, on 1 February 1930, Ershad Later, his family came to Rangpur. He finished primary and secondary education in Rangpur. After completing his graduation from Dhaka University in 1950, he joined as an officer in the Pakistan Army in 1952. In 1969, he was promoted to the post of Lieutenant Colonel, in 1971-7, he was the captain of the seventh East Bengal Regiment. After the liberation war, he returned from Pakistan. In 1973, Ershad was appointed Adjutant General of Bangladesh Army. In February 1975, he was promoted to the position of brigadier. In August of that year, he was promoted to the rank of Major General in August and was appointed the Deputy Chief of the Army. Ershad was appointed as the army chief in December 1978 and in 1979 he was promoted to the post of lieutenant general.

Immediately after the assassination of President Ziaur Rahman on 30 May 1981, on March 24, 1982, Ershad occupied state power over overturning the elected Abdur Sattar elected government. Until December 1983, he ruled the country as the Chief Martial Law Administrator (CMLA). Then he removed President Ahsanuddin Chowdhury and took over as the President on 11 December 1983. He was forced to resign on 6 December 1990 in the face of a strong anti-tyrannical uprising.

General Ershad was arrested in 1991 and he was imprisoned. In the 1991 parliamentary elections, Ershad was jailed after contesting from five constituencies in Rangpur. Ershad also won five seats in the parliament in the 1996 general elections. After being jailed for six years, he was released on bail on January 9, 1997 during Awami League's tenure.

In the eighth parliamentary elections held in October 2001, Ershad's Jatiya Party won 14 seats. Then he formed a grand alliance with the 14-party alliance led by Awami League in 2006. His party won 27 seats in the 9th parliamentary elections held on December 29, 2008. Then he became a member of the tenth and last eleven parliamentary elections. He was the leader of the main opposition in the current parliament.