Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed

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Humayun Ahmed (Bangla: হুমায়ূন আহমেদ) (born 1948) is arguably the most popular Bengali(in Bangladesh) writer of fiction and drama. He had a "meteoric rise in Bangla(BD) literature" since the publication of his first novel, Nondito Noroke. Being a prolific writer, he has been publishing since the early 1970s. He was formerly a professor of Department of Chemistry at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. But now he is a full-time author and movie-maker. Humayun Ahmed is often criticized for his controversial second marriage.


Immediately following the publication of his debut novel, Ahmed emerged as one of the most prominent novelist and story-writer of Bangladeshi Bengali literature. Humayun Ahmed's books have been bestsellers. He has also achieved success as a screenwriter for television since the late 1980s. In the early 1990s, he entered the movie-world and proved to be a successful in spite of clear departure from the trend of traditional i movies.

Humayun Ahmed often shows a fascination for creating stories around supernatural events; his style is characterized as magic realism.Faizul Latif Chowdhury (2007), Review of Lilaboti, Prothom Alo, Dhaka.

Family and background

Humayun Ahmed was born to Foyzur Rahman (a high-ranked police officer and writer, who gained martyrdom in the liberation war of Bangladesh) and Ayesha Foyez on 13 November 1948 in Kutubpur of Mymensingh...
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