Humayun Ahmed

Author + Dramatist and Film Director
Born Nov 13, 1948

Humayun Ahmed is a Bangladeshi author, dramatist and director of film and television. He emerged in the Bengali,literary world in early 1970s and over the decade became the most popular fiction writer of the country. He broke through with the help of Ahmed Sofa since the publication of his first novel, Nandita Naraké. He is a former associate professor of Department of Chemistry at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on November 13, 1948.


1967 18 Years Old Ahmed studied in Chittagong Collegiate School. He eventually passed his Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination from Bogra Zilla School in 1967 and was listed as second in merit by the Rajshahi Education Board.


1969 20 Years Old He passed his Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) examination from Dhaka College in 1969. … Read More
1971 22 Years Old …  Foyzur served as a sub-divisional police officer in Pirojpur District and was killed in 1971 during the Bangladesh Liberation War. In 2011, politician Delwar Hossain Sayeedi was put on trial for the killing but was acquitted of the charge in 2013 due to a lack of evidence. … Read More
1972 23 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His breakthrough was his debut novel Nondito Noroke published in 1972.
1976 27 Years Old Ahmed married Gultekin Khan in 1976. … Read More


2003 54 Years Old In 2003, Ahmed divorced Gultekin.
2005 56 Years Old He then married actress Meher Afroz Shaon in 2005. … Read More
2006 57 Years Old Shyamol Chhaya and Ghetuputra Kamola were selected as the Bangladeshi entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006 and 2012 respectively, but were not nominated. … Read More


2011 62 Years Old Ahmed had open heart surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. A few years later, during a routine checkup, doctors found a cancerous tumor in his colon. On September 14, 2011, he was flown to Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for treatment. … Read More
In January 2012, he was appointed as a senior special adviser of the Bangladesh Mission to the United Nations.
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