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Humayun Ahmed

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...

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...

TV WATCH

Channel i to commemorate Humayun

Marking the second death anniversary of wordsmith Humayun Ahmed, Channel i will air daylong programmes tomorrow (July 19). “Gaaney Gaaney Shokal”, the morning musical show, will have Ahmed's favourite songs, and songs written by him. Grameenphone Tritiyo Matra, set to air at 1am and repeated at 9:45am, will have Nasiruddin Yousuff and Jayanta Chattopadhyay speaking on various aspects of Ahmed's life and work. The special episode will be hosted by Faridur Reza Sagor. At 10:30am, TV play “Leelaboti”, written...

In loving memory of Humayun Ahmed

In loving memory of Humayun Ahmed

A special three-episode TV show, titled “Humayun Ahmed'er Nilpodder Chhowa” will air during the upcoming Eid-ul Fitr. Hosted by Meher Afroze Shaon, the episodes will feature Zahid Hasan and Mahfuz Ahmed in one episode, Riaz and Ferdous in another, and Kuddus Boyati, SI Tutul and Selim Chowdhury in the other. All the guests...

Humayun's play on Pahela Boishakh

Humayun's play on Pahela Boishakh

Humayun Ahmed won millions of hearts with his literary talent. He was the writer of many popular novels and story books. “Gopon Kotha” is one of them. Directed by Meher Afroz Shaon, wife of the noted litterateur, the shooting of a one-hour play, based on “Gopon Kotha”, wrapped up recently. It was shot...

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