‘Katha Sahityik’ Humayun Ahmed's 72nd birth anniversary today. He was one of the most celebrated authors, in the modern Bangla literature.
Cultural arena of the country have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the birth anniversary of the noted novelist, dramatist and filmmaker.
The programmes include offering ziarat at Humayun Ahmed's graveyard, paying homage to the writer at Nuhash Palli, and holding Milad and doa mahfil at Shaheed Smriti Bidyapith established by the write.
Marking the day, different television channels of the country will also air various programmes.
Produced by Impress Telefilm and directed by Meger Afroz Shaon, the movie stars Riaz, Mahiya Mahi and others.
Humayun Ahmed, son of Foyzur Rahman Ahmed and Ayesha Foyez, was born in Kutubpur of Mymensingh district on November 13 in 1948.
He studied in Chittagong Collegiate School. 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 the HSC examination from Dhaka College in 1969.
Then, he attended the University of Dhaka and graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and later took 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.