Leader of the Grand Alliance and Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh who held office as the 12th President of Bangladesh from 2001 to 2002. He has also worked as an author and playwright and in 1976 and he won the National Television Award.
He earned his medical degree from Dhaka Medical College in 1955.
He was a winner of the Independence Day Award in 1993.
He is the father of Mahi B. Chowdhury.
He was the President of Bangladesh while Khaleda Zia served as Prime Minister.