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Humayun Ahmed

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,...

REMINISCENCE

Under the tree shades of Nuhash Polli

Under the tree shades of Nuhash Polli

Humayun Ahmed, a man who needs no introduction to the people of Bangladesh, passed away in US on this day in 2012. A writer, filmmaker, novelist and teacher, the noted litterature has several identities. His favourite spot was Nuhash Polli, where he built a retreat with great love. Before visiting Nuhash Polli, I went...

TRIBUTE

The man told us our own tales

The man told us our own tales

Humayun Ahmed gave us a distinct literary world. He told stories in a way nobody had done before. It was thanks to this wordsmith that our generation did not have to depend solely on Kolkata-based writers. His novels depict urban middle-class lives and the happiness, sorrow, love and chaos which are part of it....

Second death anniversary of Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed's musical creations under spotlight

Humayun Ahmed's musical creations under spotlight

Noted litterateur, filmmaker, TV playwright-director and painter, Professor Humayun Ahmed had a musical soul. He reintroduced the legacy of folk music of the north-eastern part of Bangladesh (popularly known as songs of Bhatianchol) and Sylhet, aptly using those in his films and TV plays. He wrote many songs too, that have special appeals...

Second death anniversary of Humayun Ahmed

The stories he told …

The stories he told …

In the early part of the nineties, television entertainment had a different meaning. Most of the shows we would enjoy on BTV were not 'our' productions: be it the foreign shows like “The Girl From Tomorrow” or “McGyver” or the cartoons that aired in the afternoon. So, the time for us kids in front of TV was also rather specified, as the elders in the house would not enjoy these as much. What they took more interest in were at the pre-dinner time, when Bengali drama serials would air. My first encounter of that sort was with “Kothao Keu Nei”, a TV spot I recognised as 'the show with...

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