Humayun Ahmed
Author, dramatist and film director
Humayun Ahmed
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.
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Huge crowds pay last respects to Bangladesh writer
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis turned out Monday at a university in Dhaka to pay their final tributes to the country's most popular fiction writer, Humayun Ahmed, who died last week.
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Bangladesh mourns best-known writer Humayun Ahmed
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Bangladesh's most popular fiction writer Humayun Ahmed has died in the United States after a near year-long battle against colon cancer, his family said Friday. He was 64.
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Humayun Ahmed in his favourite haunt
bdnews24 - almost 5 years
The writer is spending time with friends and family at Nuhash Polli in Gazipur, his country retreat, after flying back home after eight months.
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Humayun Ahmed tops best-sellers
bdnews24 - about 5 years
That too, by some distance, say publishers and sellers
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Humayun Ahmed undergoes CT scan
bdnews24 - about 5 years
The celebrated writer continues to write in response to enthusiasm of his readers
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Humayun Ahmed made UN Bangladesh mission adviser
bdnews24 - about 5 years
Writer <a class="fplink fp-118525" href="/humayun+ahmed">Humayun Ahmed</a> has been made senior special adviser to the Bangladesh Mission to the United Nations.
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Camera rolls for “Pita” - The Daily Star
Google News - over 5 years
The theme song “Ami Jaini Kokhono Amar Pitar Gram-e” has been written by acclaimed novelist and director Humayun Ahmed. Akhand gave the details of the songs, saying Shawon has sung the familiar Rabindra Sangeet “Shokatore Oi Kadiche Shokole”,
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22 suspected Tahrir men arrested - The Daily Star
Google News - over 5 years
The arrestees are Humayun Ahmed Bidyut, 22, student of BBA, Mohtasim Galib, 22, student of Accounting, and Shams ud Doha Hasan, 24, student of Political Science. Sayeed Parvez, 28, obtained an MBA degree from DU a year ago and was working at Akiz
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Ever-renewing Old Glory - The Daily Star
Google News - over 5 years
Humayun Ahmed (studied Chemistry at Dhaka University): This is a landmark occasion; DU has turned 90. It seems like it was just the other day that I was a DU student. I used to stay at Mohsin Hall. As a meritorious student I got a room all to myself
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Sponsors showing interest in Crown Music albums - Weekly Blitz
Google News - almost 6 years
Lyrics: Humayun Ahmed, DIG Mohsin, Shoaib Choudhury and others. ICHCHHAR KARONEY – Solo album of Fakir Shabuddin [Folk songs]. ONUBHUTI – Solo album of Anima D Costa [Modern &amp; Folk songs]. LEELAKHELA – Songs of Bangla feature film Leelakhela [Singer:
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Film screening for tsunami victims in Japan - The Daily Star
Google News - almost 6 years
The five Impress films are: Humayun Ahmed&#39;s “Noy Number Bipod Sanket”, Morshedul Islam&#39;s “Duratto”, Tauquir Ahmed&#39;s “Joyjatra”, Abu Sayeed&#39;s “Nirantar” and “Nurul Alam Atique&#39;s “Doob Shatar”. Apart from the Impress films, the screening also features
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Humayun Ahmed
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 63
    On May 12, 2012, he returned to Bangladesh for two weeks.
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    In January 2012, he was appointed as a senior special adviser of the Bangladesh Mission to the United Nations.
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  • 2011
    Age 62
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During his stay there, he wrote a novel, Deyal, based on the life of the first President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 57
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Ahmed also wrote songs for some of his own films and plays including "Ami Aaj Bhejabo Chokh Somudrer Joley", "Chadni Poshor Ratey", and "Amar Achey Jol". In 2009, Ahmed served as a judge on Channel i's reality talent show Khudey Gaanraaj. Nobel laureate economist Muhammad Yunus assessed Ahmed's overall impact saying: "Humayun's works are the most profound and most fruitful that literature has experienced since the time of Tagore and Nazrul." Similarly, according to poet Al Mahmud, “one golden age of Bengali literature ended with Tagore and Nazrul and another began" with Ahmed. Writer Imdadul Haq Milon considered him to be "the almighty lord of Bengali literature, controlling all their actions and thoughts". Dawn, Pakistan's oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper, referred to him as the cultural legend of Bangladesh. Sunil Gangopadhyay described him as the most popular writer in the Bengali language for a century and according to him, Ahmed was even more popular than Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
  • 2005
    Age 56
    He then married actress Meher Afroz Shaon in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He had two sons from the second marriage, Nishad and Ninit.
  • 2003
    Age 54
    In 2003, Ahmed divorced Gultekin.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 27
    Ahmed married Gultekin Khan in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details Together they had three daughters, Nova, Shila and Bipasha, and one son, Nuhash. Shila Ahmed went on to become a television and film actress.
  • 1972
    Age 23
    Ahmed’s debut novel Nondito Noroke (In Blissful Hell) was published in 1972 while he was still a university student.
    More Details Hide Details From his very first novel, his themes included the aspirations of average middle-class urban families and portrayed quintessential moments of their lives. His second novel was Shonkhonil Karagar. Ahmed wrote fictional series featuring recurring characters such as Himu (15 novels), Misir Ali (10 novels) and less frequently, Shubhro. He wrote several novels based on the Bangladesh Liberation WarAguner Poroshmoni, Srabon Megher Din, and Jyotsna O Jononir Golpo. His romantic novels included: Badol Diner Prothom Kodom Phool, Noboni, Aj Dupure Tomar Nimontran, and Tumi Amai Dekechhile Chhutir Nimontrane. Ahmed wrote four autobiographies - Hotel Graver Inn, Amar Chelebela, Rong Pencil and Fountain Pen. Ahmed's first television drama was Prothom Prohor (1983), directed by Nawazesh Ali Khan. His first drama serial was Ei Shob Din Ratri (1985). This was followed by the comedy series Bohubrihi (1988), the historical drama series Ayomoy (1988), the urban drama series Kothao Keu Nei (1990), Nokkhotrer Raat (1996), and Aaj Robibar (1999). In addition, he made single episode dramas, most notably Nimful.
    His breakthrough was his debut novel Nondito Noroke published in 1972.
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  • 1971
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Humayun's brother, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, is a writer and academician. Another brother, Ahsan Habib, became a cartoonist. He had three sisters – Sufia Haider, Momtaz Shahid and Rukhsana Ahmed. During his childhood, Ahmed lived in Sylhet, Comilla, Chittagong, Bogra,Dinajpur and Panchagarh where his father was on official assignment.
  • 1969
    Age 20
    He passed his Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) examination from Dhaka College in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details Ahmed then attended the University of Dhaka and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and later with a Master of Science degree. He then worked as a lecturer at the Bangladesh Agricultural University for six months following which he joined Dhaka College to teach Chemistry. Soon after, he went to the United States to earn his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from North Dakota State University.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 18
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on November 13, 1948.
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