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Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed

Aug 03, 2016
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Humayun Ahmed came out as a powerful voice in the Bangladesh literary world. Humayun Ahmed became most popular writer of Bangladesh. Not only the writer but also he was a popular screenwriter, dramatist and filmmaker.

Ahmed was born at Kutubpur in Mymensingh district. His father name was Foyzur Rahman Ahmed, mother Ayesha Foyez. Humayun Ahmed has two brothers and three sisters. Humayun Ahmed lived in Comilla, Chittagong, Bogra,Dinajpur, Panchagarh and Sylhet,  during his childhood where his father moved for official assignment.

Humayun Ahmed studied in Chittagong Collegiate School. After that in 1967 Humayun Ahmed passed SSC(Secondary School Certificate) from Bogra Zilla School. In 1969 he achieved the HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate from Dhaka College. In the later period Humayun Ahmed completed the graduate and post graduate degree from University of Dhaka in Chemistry.

After that Humayun Ahmed worked at the Bangladesh Agricultural University as a lecturer for six months. Then Humayun Ahmed joined Dhaka College as teacher in Chemistry department. Humayun Ahmed went to earn Ph.D. from North Dakota State University of United States in Polymer Chemistry.


In 1972 being a student the novel Nondito Noroke was published by Humayun Ahmed. Shonkhonil Karagar is second novel of Humayun Ahmed. After that Humayun Ahmed wrote Himu, Misir Ali and Shuhro.

Humayun Ahmed also wrote novels about the liberation war of Bangladesh. These novels are Aguner Poroshmoni, Jyotsna O Jononir Golpo and Srabon Megher Din. Noboni, Badol Diner Prothom Kodom Phool, Tumi Amai Dekechhile Chhutir Nimontrane and Aj Dupure Tomar Nimontran are the romantic novel written by Humayun Ahmed.

First television drama of Humayun Ahmed’s Prothom Prohor was released in 1983. Ei Shob Din Ratri is the first drama serial telecasted in 1985. Other activities of Humayun Ahmed ware Ayomony in 1988, Kothao Keu Nei in 1990, Nokkhotrer Raat in 1996 and Aaj Robibar in 1999.

In 1976 Humayun Ahmed married Gultekin Khan and in 2005 to Meher Afroz Shaon. Humayun Ahmed awarded by Lekhak Shibir Prize in 1973, Bangla Academy Award in 1981, Shishu Academy Award and other.

Humayun Ahmed died at Bellevue Hospital of New York City on 19 July 2012. He was buried Nuhash Polli in Gazipur district in Bangladesh.

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