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6 years without Humayun Ahmed

  • Published at 05:10 pm July 19th, 2018
  • Last updated at 07:33 pm July 19th, 2018
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A series of prayers were held for Humayun’s spirit in Nuhash Polli

Six years ago on this day, Humayun Ahmed, one of the most talented and beloved authors of Bangladesh passed away. On the anniversary of his death, the wizard of words is being remembered by his family, friends and fans in Nuhash Polli, Gazipur. 

The late author’s family paid a visit to his mausoleum in remembrance around 11:30am Thursday morning. A number of organizations devoted to Humayun and his works also paid their respects. 

Afterwards, Meher Afroze Shaon, wife of the late author, said: “We hope that a prominent location is named after Humayun, preferably one tied to publishing, like Banglabazar or the Bangla Academy Chattar.”

A series of prayers were held for Humayun’s spirit in Nuhash Polli.

Humayun Ahmed is one of the pillars of modern Bangla literature. He is famous for his vibrant and unusual characters like Himu and Misir Ali – two iconic popular figures who have developed mass followings. 

Over 200 of his fiction and non-fiction books have been bestsellers in Bangladesh. Humayun Ahmed won the Bangla Academy Literary Award and the Ekushey Padak award for his contribution to Bengali literature.

Humayun was born on November 13, 1948 in Netrokona. In 2011, he was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away while undergoing medical treatment in the United States in July 2012. He was buried in his estate of Nuhash Polli.