Dr. Kamal Hossain Biography, Lifestyle and Political Activities

Dr. Kamal Hossain was born on April 19, 1937, and he is a politician and lawyer of Bangladesh. He is also the founder of the Gano Forum party and president of the party. In 2018, he built up the alliance party with BNP; that name is Jatiya Oikya Front, and he is the party leader.

He was an advocate of the High Court in East Pakistan. Kamal is a closer person on Bango Bondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Kamal was the world’s youngest constitution drafters, while his age only 35. He also writes three books. Let’s see his biography.

Dr. Kamal Hossain
Dr. Kamal Hossain

Kamal Hossain latest info

Real NameKamal Hossain
Nick NameHossain


Law professor


Date Of BirthApril 19, 1937
Age83 years
Organizations foundedGano Forum, Transparency International, Jatiya Oikya Front, National Unity Process
EducationThe University of Oxford, University of Notre Dame, St. Gregory’s High School & College, University of Michigan
Wife/ SpouseHameeda Hossain
ParentsFather: Ahmed

Mother: unknown

ChildrenSara Hossain, Dina Hossain
Political partyGano Forum
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The early life of Kamal and education

Kamal Hossain was born on April 19, 1937, in Kolkata. While India was a partition at that time, his family shifted to Dhaka, and he admitted to Gregory’s High School. When he was at 16, that time, he received a scholarship for two years and admitted to Notre Dame University, United States. He studied economics.

Dr. Kamal Hossain
Dr. Kamal Hossain

In 1958, he went to the United Kingdom from the United States, and he has gone by ship. From Oxford University, he gets a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1959. He also registers as an advocate into the High Court of East Pakistan. In 1964, he got a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University.

The career of Kamal Hossain: East Pakistan

He works from 1959-1962 at Original, while he comes in recurrent contact among barrister. Kamal comes to contact Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Sheik Mujibur Rahman said that Kamal forecast the fall down Ayub Khan’s government in ten years.

He secured Maulana Bhashani into a habeas mass case. While he was a barrister in 1963, he starts sovereign practice. Kamal described The Daily Ittefaq, while it was disqualified; it is one of the largest newspapers of Bengali-language at East Pakistan’s. In 1961, he started his job at Dhaka University as a lecturer for part-time. He continues it until 1969.

Dr. Kamal Hossain
Dr. Kamal Hossain

He was elected for vice chairman in 1967, 1968 and 1969 on East Pakistan Bar Council. In the general election in 1970, he was a candidate for state, and he was the closest confidantes of Sheikh Mojib. From January to march in 1971, he was Pakistan’s Law Minister, Alvin Robert Cornelius.

Bangladeshi political career

While the Independence War in 1971, he was arrested and released after country freedom on December 28, 1971. He attends Mujibur Rahman in London and New Delhi. Kamal came with Mojibur Rahman in January 1972 in Bangladesh.

He was selected for the 1st law minister at a new country, and he also chose for Constitution Drafting Committee. He was the world’s youngest constitution drafters, while his age only 35. Bangladesh Constitution permitted on November 4, 1972, and on December 16, 1971, it starts force. That time Kamal also a Parliament Member, and in 1973, he becomes Foreign Minister. He was also selected as minister of energy.

Kamal resigns many occasions since Awami League’s vestibule activities pressure. He sustained to work in Mujib’s cabinet until August 15, 1975. While Mujib’s killing, he was in Yugoslavia on a bilateral visit. Martial law government offered him to join, but he refused it. Then he starts to research and teaching at Oxford University.

Dr. Kamal Hossain
Dr. Kamal Hossain

Dr. Kamal’s leave from Awami League caused differences between Hasina and him. Then he creates a new small political party that name is Gano Forum. He was advised for Editor Matiur Rahman (Prothom Alo) and Editor Mahfuz Anam (The Daily Star).

He condemned human rights cruelty under the 2nd and 3rd Sheik Hasina administrations. Hossain also protected Shahidul Alam, who is a photographer, court after rejected on charges of condemning Prime Minister Hasina.

Kamal declared a new alliance that name was Jatiya Oikya Front in October 2018, and it has received support from BNP. He completes many political meetings in different cities in Bangladesh from October to November 2018.on October 24, he Kamal meeting on Sylhet and October 27, 2018, he meets on Chittagong.

Dr. Kamal Hossain
Dr. Kamal Hossain

The general election of Bangladesh in 2018, Kamal alliance lost, and Hasina won the election. But held among extensive claim of ballot-box stuffing, vote-rigging, etc. he said the extraordinary vote theft and its ridicule of democracy. Then he demands the election commission for a vote again under the caretaker government. But election commission has rejected the demand. Then he called the incoming government illegitimate.

Writings career of Kamal Hossain

Kamal published a book in 1979, and the book name is w and policy in petroleum development: Changing relations between transnationals and governments. Oxford University Press published in 2013 that the name is Freedom and Justice. He also published a book on 1994 that name is Svāẏattaśāsana take svādhīnatā.

Dr. Kamal Hossain
Dr. Kamal Hossain


University nameSubjectyear
Queen College, OxfordInternational Law and Constitutional Law1957–59
Nuffield College, OxfordResearch Student1958-9, 1964
Nuffield College, OxfordFellow1977–79
All Souls College, OxfordVisiting Fellow1976–77
University of DhakaInternational Law and Constitutional Law1962–67
University of AmsterdamVisiting Professor1997

Personal life

In 1963, Kamal wedded Hameeda Hossain, and that time he was at 26. Kamal has only two daughters, and his 1st daughter is Sara Hossain, who is a leading Bangladeshi civil rights lawyer. Another daughter is Dina Hossain, who is a filmmaker. Sara Hossain has one son who is a kamal son-in-law, and his name is David Bergman, who is a British journalist.

Dr. Kamal Hossain
Dr. Kamal Hossain

Dr. Kamal Hossain is one of the most popular and successful men in Bangladesh. He is known widely stare as an icon of experienced equality in South Asia. In his career, he served law minister, foreign minister, and energy minister.

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