Literature & Writer



(Writer, Movie director, Professor of chemistry, Dramatist)
(13 November 1948 – 19 July 2012)


Humayun Ahmed was a Bangladeshi writer, dramatist, and film director. He was a prominent Bengali language literary figure in the 20th century. Among Bangladeshis, he was revered as a cultural icon. Whether it was writing television plays or engaging young minds at the University of Dhaka, he was a man who followed his dreams. He made a significant contribution to the field of fine arts and is sometimes referred to as Bangladesh’s Shakespeare. He published almost 200 non-fiction and fiction works throughout his lifetime, all of which were blockbusters in his own country. In Blissful Hell was his debut novel. It was first released in 1972.
His fan base grew steadily as a result of his colorful characters, recognizable material, and easy language.
He wrote in a range of genres, including suspense, romance, and paranormal thrillers, among others.ShonkhonilKaragar, Josna O JononirGolpo, Kobi, Moddhanho, BadshahNamdar, and Deyal are some of his other significant works. For his contributions to Bengali literature, he received the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1981 and the EkusheyPadak in 1994.
Men and women who grew up reading his novels and watching his programs in the 1980s and 1990s admired him as Bangladesh’s best-selling novelist. Despite the fact that he was well admired, his writings frequently sparked debate.
HumayunAhmed began producing films in the early 1990s. His debut film, AgunerParashmoni, was released in 1994. He subsequently went on to make seven more films. For his films, he got six National Movie Awards in various categories.

Name: Humayun Ahmed
Nick Name: Kajol
Famous Bangladeshi Writer
Movie director
Professor of chemistry
Born: 13 November 1948
Place of Birth: Kutubpur, Kendua, Netrokona (East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan)
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Religion: Islam
Bogra Zilla School
Dhaka College
Dhaka University
North Dakota State University.
Father: Foyzur Rahman
Mother: Ayesha Foyez
Gultekin Khan(m. 1976; div. 2003)
MeherAfrozShaon (m. 2005)
Children: 6
Shila Ahmed
Bipasha Ahmed
Nova Ahmed
Nuhash Ahmed
Nishad Ahmed
Ninit Ahmed,
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal (writer)
Ahsan Habib (cartoonist)
Rukhsana Ahmed
Died: 19 July 2012
Death Age: 63 Years
Reason for Death: colon cancer
Death Place: Bellevue Hospital,New York City, United States
Resting place: NuhashPolli, Pirujali, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Awards and Achievements:
Shibir Prize (1973)
Bangla Academy Award (1981)
Shishu Academy Award
Jainul Abedin Gold Medal
Michael Madhusudan Medal (1987)
Bacsas Prize (1988)
HumayunQadir Memorial Prize (1990)
Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Story (1994)
Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Film (1994)
Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Dialogue (1994)
EkusheyPadak (1994)
Sheltech Award (2007)
Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Screenplay (2007)
Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director (2012)
Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Screenplay (2012)
“Humayun Ahmed, Mainul receive Sheltech awards”. The Daily Star. September 10, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
ShonkhonilKaragar (1992)
AgunerPoroshmoni ( 1994)
SrabonMegher Din(1999)
Dui Duari(2000)
Chandrokotha (2003)
Durotto (2006)
NonditoNoroke (2006)
Nirontor (2006)
Noy Number Bipod Sanket (2006)
DaruchiniDwip (2007)
Saajghor (2007)
Amar Ache Jol(2008)

Early Life of Humayun Ahmed :

Humayun Ahmed was born in the village of Kutubpur in the Kendua Upazila of the Netrokona District. Foyzur Rahman (1921-1971) was his father, and Ayesha Foyez was his mother (1930-2014). Foyzur Rahman was a police officer assigned to a sub-division. In 1971, he was killed in the Bangladesh Liberation War.

Creativity ran in his family. His mother was a Bengali writer, while his younger brothers, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal and Ahsan Habib are writer and artists in their own right. He has three sisters and two brothers. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal ansd Ahsan Habib are his two brothers. Sufia Haider, Momtaz Shahid, and Rukhsana Ahmed are his sisters.


Ahmed attended schools in a variety of locations as a result of his father’s professional work as a police officer, including Sylhet, Dinajpur, and Bogra. Ahmed recounts experiences of growing up and attending school in these many settings in several of his publications.

He completed his Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Examination in BograZilla School in 1965, and the Rajshahi Education Board ranked him as second in merit. He graduated from Dhaka College with a Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) in 1967. HumayunAhmed graduated with honors from Dhaka University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science degree with First Class distinction.


In 1972, Khan Brothers released Humayun Ahmed’s debut novel, ‘Nondito Noroke’ (In Blissful Hell), which he penned while a student. The novel received a lot of praise from literary reviewers.

In 1973, Humayun Ahmed began his career as a lecturer at the Bangladesh Agriculture University. During this time, he composed the short tale Sourav.In 1974, he became a lecturer in the chemistry department at the University of Dhaka. Achinpur, his book, was published this year. This book was published in the Eid issue of Bichitra magazine.

Humayun Ahmed started writing during his university life. His first novel was “Nondito Noroke”(In Blissful Hell). He became very famous for making characters like “Himu”, “Misir Ali”, and “Shubhro”. This writer also wrote many novels about Bangladesh Liberation War. He wrote science fiction, short stories, teenage adventures, and also about the life of common people.

‘Prothom Prohor’ (First Moment), directed by Nawazesh Ali Khan, marked the beginning of his television career in 1983. His television resume expanded with programs in the drama, comedy, and historical genres.

‘Kothao Keu Nei’ (There is no one in anywhere)was his most well-known television series. The main character in this dramatic series was a gang leader who was executed. Fans grew so enamored with the series that they frequently wrote to Ahmed, pleading with him to rewrite the script so that the main character would live.

Humayun Ahmed created and directed films based on his life experiences in addition to his television series. ‘Aguner Poroshmoni,’ ‘Shyamal Chhaya,’ and ‘Ghetuputra Kamola’ were among his big flicks.

Humayun Ahmed was named a special adviser to the Bangladesh Mission at the United Nations in 2012.

Personal Life:

Humayun Ahmed married twice in his personal life. He married Gultekin Ahmed in 1973. They have four children together: three daughters named Nova Ahmed, Sheela Ahmed, and Bipasha Ahmed, and a son named Nuhash Ahmed. In 2003, they divorced.

In 2005, he married MeherAfrozShaon.Together they have two sons named NishadAhmed and Ninit Ahmed.

Other Interests:

In 1987, Ahmed established Nuhash Polli, a 40-hectare estate near Pijulia village in GazipurSadarUpazila of Gazipur District (approximately 14 acres). When he was in Bangladesh, he would spend a lot of time around the estate. He gathered a collection of statues by Asaduzzaman Khan, a local artist, and a variety of flora from all over the world, including medicinal and fruit-bearing species.

Cancer and Death:

Humayun Ahmed had open heart surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. A few years later, during a routine checkup, doctors found a cancerous tumor in his colon. On September 14, 2011, he was flown to Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for treatment. During his stay there, he wrote a novel, Deyal, based on the life of the first President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In January 2012, he was appointed as a senior special adviser of the Bangladesh Mission to the United Nations.

On May 12, 2012, he returned to Bangladesh for two weeks.Humayun Ahmed died of colon cancer on 19th July 2012 at 11.20 pm at Bellevue Hospital in New York City at the age of 63.He was buried in his estate at NuhasPolli in Bangladesh.


Exim Bank (Bangladesh), a commercial bank, and Anyadin, an entertainment magazine, collaborated to launch the Humayun Ahmed SahityaPuruskar, an annual award program that honors two writers on November 12.

Awards & Achievements:

◉ In 1973, he won the LekhakShibir Prize. The award is given to recognise liberal and progressive writers.
◉ In 1981, he was honored with Bangla Academy Award in recognition of his creative genius and overall contribution to the Bengali language and literature.
◉ He won National Film Awards (Bangladesh) in the categories:
⨭ Best Story (1993)
⨭ Best Film (1994)
⨭ Best Dialogue (1994)
⨭ Best Director (2012)
⨭ Best Screenplay (2012), and
⨭ Best Story Writer (2012)


◉ ShonkhonilKaragar (1992)
◉ AgunerPoroshmoni ( 1994)
◉ SrabonMegher Din(1999)
◉ Dui Duari(2000)
◉ Chandrokotha (2003)
◉ ShyamolChhaya(2004)
◉ Durotto (2006)
◉ NonditoNoroke (2006)
◉ Nirontor(2006)
◉ Noy Number Bipod Sanket(2006)
◉ DaruchiniDwip (2007)
◉ Saajghor (2007)
◉ Amar Ache Jol(2008)
◉ Priyotomeshu (2009)
◉ GhetuputraKomola(2012)


Ahmed, Humayun (2009). Ballpoint (in Bengali). Dhaka: Onno prokash

In the early 1970s, Humayun Ahmed emerged as a dominant voice in Bangladeshi literature, eventually becoming the country’s most popular author. He is a pioneer of contemporary Science Fiction and one of the most popular fiction writers in the country.

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