Considered as one of the cornerstones in modern Bengali literature, Humayun Ahmed died of colorectal cancer at the age of 63 at Bellevue Hospital, New York on July 19, 2012, reports UNB.
Like the previous year, Ahmed’s death anniversary is being observed by various organizations through a limited arrangement, due to the ongoing disastrous situation of Covid-19.
Several organizations are scheduled to honour the eminent writer through different virtual programmes, on various media platforms.
Fans and admirers are also posting emotional tributes to the legend on their social media accounts.
Himu Paribahan, a noted fanbase group of eminent writers, has been observing this special day since 2013 – however, due to the catastrophic situation of Covid-19 this year, the group has scaled down its activities while the Gazipur branch of the group placed floral wreaths on the litterateur’s graveyard at his beloved Nuhash Palli.
Humayun Ahmed’s widow and actress-media personality Meher Afroz Shaon, alongside their two sons Ninit and Nishad has also placed floral wreaths at his grave at Nuhash Palli in the morning.
Television channels and radio stations will also air various programmes, highlighting the life and glorious career of the wordsmith.
Humayun Ahmed was born in Kutubpur village at Mohanganj, Netrakona to Foyzur Rahman Ahmed and Ayesha Foyez on November 13, 1948.
In his academic life, he passed the School Certificate (1965) from Bogra Zilla School, Intermediate from Dhaka College and earned his BSc and MSc in Chemistry from Dhaka University with First Class. He joined Dhaka University as a lecturer of Chemistry and later went to North Dakota State University in the United States to pursue his PhD in Polymer Chemistry.