Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Humayun Ahmed’s 10th death anniv today

Today is the 10th death anniversary of eminent writer, playwright, lyricist and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed. Different socio-cultural organisations have chalked out various programmes, marking the day.

Himu Paribahan, a noted fanbase group of the eminent writer, which has been observing this day since 2013, will pay tribute to the writer by placing wreath at his graveyard at Nuhash Palli today.

Television channels will also air various programmes, highlighting the life and glorious career of the wordsmith.

Channel i will air Humayun Ahmed-directed film ‘Ghetuputro Komola’ at 3.05pm today. Three special programmes titled ‘O Karigor’, ‘Cinemar Humayun’ and ‘Humayun Nama’ will be aired at 6:00pm, 6:30pm and 10:00pm respectively. 

Humayun Ahmed was born at Kutubpur village at Mohanganj in Netrakona on November 13 in 1948.

‘Nondito Noroke’ (1972) was Humayun Ahmed’s debut novel, which gave him the breakthrough and propelled his career as a writer. The Ekushey Padak-winning writer wrote over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, all of which were bestsellers in Bangladesh till date.

Humayun Ahmed won Bangla Academy Award, Lekhak Shibir Award, Shishu Academy Award, Michael Madhusudan Padak, Bachsas Award and more, for his outstanding contributions to the Bengali culture and entertainment sphere.

As a content-maker in television, Ahmed debuted with his drama ‘Prothom Prohor’ (1983) for Bangladesh Television (BTV).  His successful journey in television continued with popular drama serials ‘Ei Shob Din Ratri’, ‘Bohubrihi’, ‘Ayomoy’, ‘Nokkhotrer Raat’, and most notably, ‘Kothao Keu Nei’ which created a historic hype in the nation.

Humayun Ahmed also explored success as a filmmaker in the early 1990s and went on to make a total of eight films in his filmmaking career, each based on his own novels.

He received seven Bangladesh National Film Awards in different categories for the films ‘Shonkhonil Karagar’ (as screenwriter), ‘Aguner Poroshmoni’, ‘Daruchini Dwip’ and ‘Ghetuputra Komola’.

 Humayun Ahmed died of colorectal cancer at the age of 63 at Bellevue Hospital, New York on July 19 in  2012.