Roushan Ershad
রওশন এরশাদ
Rowshan Ershad in 2016
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
11 December 2022
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byHussain Mohammad Ershad
In office
9 January 2014 – 3 January 2019
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byKhaleda Zia
Succeeded byHussain Mohammad Ershad
Member of Parliament
for Mymensingh-4
Assumed office
12 January 2014
Preceded byMotiur Rahman
In office
Preceded byAKM Fazlul Haque
Succeeded byDelwar Hossain Khan Dulu
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
In office
21 November 2013[1][2] – 6 January 2014
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byA.F.M Ruhal Haque
Succeeded byMohammed Nasim
First Lady of Bangladesh
In office
11 December 1983 – 6 December 1990
PresidentHussain Muhammad Ershad
Preceded byKhaleda Zia
Succeeded byHosne Ara Rahman
Personal details
Born (1943-07-19) 19 July 1943 (age 80)
Political partyJatiya Party (Ershad)
(m. 1956; died 2019)
RelationsMamta Wahab (older sister)
A. H. G. Mohiuddin (brother)

Roushan Ershad (born 19 July 1943)[3] is a Bangladesh Jatiya Party politician. She is the current Jatiya Sangsad member from Mymensingh-4 constituency and the incumbent Leader of the Opposition in the 11th parliament.[4][5][6] She is the Chief Patron of the Jatiya Party (Ershad) and the widow of former Bangladesh president Hussain Muhammad Ershad.

Political career

As the First Lady during 1982–1990, Ershad was active in social welfare and in promoting the rights of women and children. She was the chief patron of the Bangladesh Jatiya Mohila Sangstha.[7]

In 1975, Ershad became the founder-president of the Sena Paribar Kalyan Samity (Armed Forces Family Welfare Association). She attended the UN Special Convention on Drug Abuse in 1985.[7]

Rowshan with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 2015 in Dhaka

Personal life

Roushan married Hussain Muhammad Ershad in 1956.[8] Together they had a son, Saad Ershad, and also a daughter, Jebin.[8]


  1. ^ "Won't stay minister long: Rowshan". 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  2. ^ "28 ministers out, effectively". Dhaka Tribune. 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  3. ^ "Constituency 149_11th_En". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  4. ^ "List of 11th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ বিরোধী দলীয় নেতা রওশন, উপনেতা জিএম কাদের. The Daily Star Bangla (in Bengali). 2019-09-09. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  6. ^ Miazee, Manik (6 January 2014). "Rowshan Ershad to be opposition leader". Dhaka Tribune.
  7. ^ a b President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Hussain Muhammad Ershad, First Lady Begum Raushan Ershad - Pamphlet. Padma Printers Bangladesh. pp. 28–31.
  8. ^ a b "Ershad passes away". The Daily Star. 2019-07-14. Retrieved 2019-07-14.