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Humayun Ahmed’s 7th death anniversary observed

  • Published at 02:57 pm July 19th, 2019
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Himu Paribahan, a platform of Humayun Ahmed’s fans, visits Nuhash Palli to pay homage to the iconic writer on his 7th death anniversary Dhaka Tribune

The writer died of cancer at a hospital in New York on July 19, 2012

The 7th death anniversary of celebrated playwright, writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed was observed on Friday Nuhash Palli, the author's estate in Gazipur’s Pirujali village. 

Humayun’s wife Afroza Amin, younger brother Ahsan Habib and sisters Sufia Haider, Roksana Ahmed, father-in-law Mohammed Ali, other members of his extended family and his fans paid homage by placing wreaths on his grave and holding milad.

A number of organizations devoted to Humayun and his works also paid their respects.

The writer died of cancer at a hospital in New York on July 19, 2012.

Different television channels aired various programs highlighting the life and works of the wordsmith.

Humayun Ahmed was born in Netrakona's Mohanganj to Foyzur Rahman Ahmed and Ayesha Foyez on November 13, 1948.

His breakthrough was his debut novel Nondito Noroke published in 1972.

He wrote over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, all of which were bestsellers in Bangladesh.

Humayun Ahmed won the Ekushey Padak, the Bangla Academy Award, the Lekhak Shibir Award, and the Michael Madhusudan Padak for outstanding contributions to the Bangla literature.

As a filmmaker he made a total of eight films - each based on his own novels. 

He received six Bangladesh National Film Awards in different categories for the films Daruchini Dwip, Aguner Poroshmoni, and Ghetuputra Komola.