Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain took oath as the 22nd Chief Justice of Bangladesh on Saturday.
The oath, administered by President Abdul Hamid, was held at Bangabhaban at 7:00pm in the evening.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, cabinet ministers and top judges and lawyers of the Supreme Court, among others, were present at the ceremony.
Earlier on Friday, law ministry issued a gazette notification appointing Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, a judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, as 22th chief justice of the country.
Born on December 31, 1954, Hossain started as a lawyer in 1981 and went on to practise at the High Court two years later.
He was serving as a deputy attorney general from December 1999, until being appointed as an additional High Court judge in February 2001.
In 2003, Justice Mahmud was made a permanent High Court judge and later elevated to the Appellate Division in 2011.