Muhammad Habibur Rahman
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Muhammad Habibur Rahman was born on 3 December 1928. He was educated in Kolkata, Dhaka, Oxford, and London. He attended the University of Dhaka and was an activist in the Bengali Language Movement.
He was a Chief Justice of Bangladesh Supreme Court in 1995. He was the Chief Adviser of the 1996 caretaker government which oversaw the Seventh parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. He was a faculty member at the Department of Law, the University of Rajshahi, and the University of Dhaka. Besides, being a language activist, and advocate of the Bengali language, he wrote extensively and published eight books on the subject. He played a significant role to implement Bengali in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He wrote Jathashabdo (1974), the first thesaurus in the Bengali language.
He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1984 and Ekushey Padak in 2007 by the Government of Bangladesh.
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