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Humayun Ahmed

The wonder of the wordsmith

The wonder of the wordsmith

To pay tribute to celebrated litterateur Humayun Ahmed on his 66th birth anniversary, Bangladesh National Museum (BNM) arranged a special exhibition “Humayun Ahmed Exhibiiton-2014” at the Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Exhibition Hall of Bangladesh National Museum. The fortnight-long exhibition on the late writer opened on November 12 in presence of distinguished guests including Dr. Gowher...

''Happy birthday, brother!''

''Happy birthday, brother!''

Today is noted litterateur late Humayun Ahmed's birthday. Ahead of the big day, his youngest brother Ahsan Habib, a celebrated cartoonist of the country, looks back nostalgically at his brother. “I have many fond memories of my eldest brother and these will always remain with me,” Habib told The Daily Star, going on to...

Stars reminisce on wordsmith Humayun Ahmed

Stars reminisce on wordsmith Humayun Ahmed

Tariq Anam Khan Tariq Anam Khan reminisced on the writer saying, “I first met Humayun Ahmed a long time ago, when he had returned from the USA after completing his Ph.D. My first work on his writing was 'Diner Sheshe'. The last work I did with him was under his direction in his last film 'Ghetu Putro Komola'.“ “Working on 'Ghetu Putro Komola' was very enjoyable, because Humayun Ahmed  kept the atmosphere upbeat. During the rainy season we were shooting at a zamindar's house in the Haor areas. One night, Humayun Ahmed acted out the role of a mentally imbalanced person. He was wearing a lungi, and the performance was incredibly...

BNM's exhibition on Humayun Ahmed

BNM's exhibition on Humayun Ahmed

A fortnight-long exhibition featuring books, manuscripts, letters, paintings and memorabilia of popular litterateur-filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is on at Bangladesh National Museum (BNM). Dr. Gowher Rizvi, advisor to the prime minister, inaugurated the exhibition yesterday as chief guest at Poet Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the museum. Asaduzzaman Noor, Cultural Affairs Minister, presided over the...

Ghetuputro Komola at Religion Today Festival in Italy

Ghetuputro Komola at Religion Today Festival in Italy

Humayun Ahmed's film “Ghetuputro Komola” will be screened at Religion Today Film Festival in Taranto, Italy, says a press release. The film will compete in “exploring the differences” category at the festival. The festival has begun in Taranto on October 10 with a view to promote a journey both in religious practices and...

Humayun Ahmed's mother passes away

Humayun Ahmed's mother passes away

Ayesha Faiz, mother of late popular writer Humayun Ahmed, died at Labaid Hospital in Dhaka this morning at the age of 84. She was admitted to the hospital September 12 with several old age complications, Saifur Rahman Lanin, assistant general manager (corporate communication) of the hospital, told The Daily Star. Ayesha had been suffering from kidney infection, diabetes and cardiac problems too, the hospital official said. Her son Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, noted academician and popular author, and his wife Dr Yasmeen Haque were with Ayesha when she breathed her last at 7:20am at the CCU of the hospital. Ayesha was also mother of eminent cartoonist Ahsan Habib. Her first namaj-e-janaza will be held...

A POET

A POET

Sirajul Islam, owner of the Town Press, is waiting in an annoyed mood. There are many reasons for his annoyance. Proofreader Jubed Ali hasn't arrived yet, and the machine man is idling without any work. Moreover, the sky is overcast; it looks gloomy all around. The weather isn't favorable at all. If the...

Humayun Ahmed’s mother at CCU

Humayun Ahmed’s mother at CCU

Ayesha Faiz, mother of late popular writer Humayun Ahmed, is undergoing treatment in a critical condition at a hospital in Dhaka, her son said today. She was taken to Labaid Hospital yesterday afternoon, her youngest son and prominent cartoonist Ahsan Habib told The Daily Star. “She is now under observation at the critical care unit (CCU) of the hospital.” According to her son, Ayesha Faiz was suffering from several physical illness including kidney failure due to old-age complications. She might undergo a dialysis operation today, Habib added quoting doctors. “She is now a bit better than yesterday.”

Humayun Ahmed remembered

A group of fans remembered Humayun Ahmed through a programme in Mymensingh town Sunday afternoon. Marking the second death anniversary of the prominent literary personality, a discussion on his life and works was held at a restaurant of the town. Presided over by Prof. Afzal Rahman of Bengali Department of Govt. Ananda Mohan College, poet Hasnat Lokman was the chief guest. Shamim Siddiquee presented a key-note paper titled “The contribution and impact of Humayun Ahmed in creating young readers”. Poets Shamsul Fayez, Mahmud...

Fans of Humayun pay respects in Netrakona

Fans of Humayun pay respects in Netrakona

The second death anniversary of renowned writer-filmmaker Humayun Ahmed was observed at his village Kutubpur under Kendua upazila in Netrakona on Saturday. Socio- cultural organisations, including Shaheed Smriti Bidyapith, established by late Humayun Ahmed at Kutubpur, chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day. A Quaran-khani was held in the school premises early morning. Later,...

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