The writer died of cancer at a hospital in New York on July 19, 2012
Monday marks the ninth death anniversary of the eminent writer, playwright, lyricist, and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed.
Considered as one of the cornerstones in modern Bengali literature, Humayun Ahmed died of colorectal cancer at the age of 63 at Bellevue Hospital, New York on July 19, 2012.
Like the previous year, Ahmed's death anniversary is being observed by various organizations through a limited arrangement, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Several organizations honoured the eminent writer through different virtual programs, on various media platforms.
Fans and admirers are also posting emotional tributes to the legend on their social media accounts.
Himu Paribahan, a noted fan base group of eminent writers, has been observing this special day since 2013.
However, due to the catastrophic situation of Covid-19 this year, the group has scaled down its activities.
But its Gazipur branch placed floral wreaths on the litterateur's graveyard at his beloved Nuhash Palli at around 10:30am.
Sanjida Simu, a member of Himu Paribahan, while speaking to Dhaka Tribune said: "I want to live with the love of Humayun Ahmed forever. I want to read all his literary creations.”
Saiful Islam Bulbul, manager of Nuhash Palli, said that the events surrounding the Humayun’s death anniversary have been limited due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“This time his death anniversary is being celebrated with limited arrangements. We will distribute cash aid among the poor to mark the occasion.”
He also said that none of the prolific writer’s family members came to visit Nuhash Palli this year.
Television channels and radio stations aired various programs, highlighting the life and glorious career of the wordsmith.
Humayun Ahmed was born in Kutubpur village at Mohanganj, Netrakona to Foyzur Rahman Ahmed and Ayesha Foyez on November 13, 1948.
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.