Thursday, 1 June, 2023

Humayun Ahmed’s 73rd birth anniversary today

Humayun Ahmed’s 73rd birth anniversary today

Today is the 73rd birth anniversary of prolific author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright Humayun Ahmed.

Cultural arena of the country have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the birth anniversary of the iconic writer.

The programmes include offering prayers at Humayun Ahmed’s grave at Nuhash Palli. Humayun’s family members and fans will also pay homage to the writer by placing wreaths at his grave.  

Marking the day, different television channels of the country will also air various programmes.

Channel i will air a special musical live show at 7:30 am to pay tribute to the writer. Humayun Ahmed-directed film ‘Ghetuputra Komola’ will be telecast at 3:05pm. Al-Mamun, Tariq Anam Khan, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Munmun Ahmed, and others are the lead actors of the movie.

The channel will also air a single-episode drama ‘Bonkumari’ at 7:50pm.

Banglavision will air a special episode of ‘Din Protidin’ at 8:30am. Actor Faruque Ahamed will reminisce his memories with Humayun Ahmed in the show.

Humayun Ahmed, son of Foyzur Rahman Ahmed and Ayesha Foyez, was born in Kutubpur of Netrakona district on November 13 in 1948.

He passed his SSC examination from Bogura Zilla School in 1967 and obtained the second position in the merit list of Rajshahi Education Board. He passed HSC examination from Dhaka College in 1969.

Then, he admitted to Dhaka University and graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and got a Master’s degree in science. After that, he worked as a lecturer at Bangladesh Agricultural University for six months and then joined Dhaka University as a teacher of Chemistry. 

His breakthrough was his debut novel titled ‘Nondito Noroke’, published in 1972. Since then, he wrote over 200 fiction and non-fiction books. His books were the top sellers at the Ekushey Book Fair during the 1990s and 2000s.

He won the Bangla Academy Award and the Ekushey Padak for his contribution in the field of Bengali literature. In the early 1990s, Ahmed emerged as a filmmaker as well. He also received six Bangladesh National Film Awards.

The legendary author breathed his last on July 19 in 2012 at a hospital in New York, USA.