July 24, 2012

Humayun Ahmed laid to eternal rest at Nuhash Palli

July 23, 2012

Nation pays tribute to Humayun

Nation is paying their last tribute to the eminent soup-opera maker Humayun Ahmed who died of colon cancer at a New York hospital.

At first, President Zuillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid their last tribute to the noted writer. President’s Military Secretary paid tribute on behalf of him while Parliament deputy leader Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury paid tribute on behalf of the Prime Minister. Then, people from all walks of life are paying their last tributes to Humayun Ahmed.

From the morning, thousands of people irrespective of caste, creed, religion and political parties thronged Shaheed Minar to express deep grief and grievances too, over the “irreparable loss” in the field of Bangla literature.

Sammilita Sangskritik Jote President Nasir Uddin Yusuf Bacchu told banglanews, “The body of the writer will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar for three hours from 11:00am for people to pay last tributes to Humayun. Later, Humayun’s body will be taken to National Eidgah for janaza.”

Sammilita Sangkritik Jote has arranged the all preparation to pay tribute by people to Humayun.

People are entering through Rumana Chattar of Dhaka Medical College and exit through Jagannath Hall or Shibbari Crossing. Huge contingent of police have been deployed in the area to ensure security of the grieved people.

The body of eminent soap-opera maker Humayun Ahmed arrived here on Monday morning. An Emirates Airlines flight carrying Humayun Ahmed landed at Shahjalal International Airport at 8:54 am.

The renowned writer and filmmaker passed away at Bellevue Hospital, New York on Thursday around 11:20pm BST (1:20pm EST). He was fighting colon cancer. According to hospital records, he succumbed to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

July 20, 2012

Humayun Ahmed dies - end of an era...

Popular Bengali fiction writer Humayun Ahmed, 64, has died at a New York hospital after a nine-month battle against colon cancer, bringing the curtains down on a nearly four-decade long illustrious career.

Dr Abdul Momen, the Bangladesh Ambassador to the UN, told that he had passed away at 11:30pm Thursday Bangladesh time at Bellevue Hospital.

Wife Meher Afroz Shaon, younger brother Mohammad Zafar Iqbal and publisher Mazharul Islam were at the Bellevue Hospital at the time of death.

President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia have been leading the nation in mourning the novelist, playwright and filmmaker.

Arriving in New York on Sept 14 last year for treatment, he had two major surgeries on his colon since June 12 at Bellevue. He had earlier gone through 12 chemotherapy cycles at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre.

The writer's condition was stated critical after he had undergone the second surgery on June 21, when doctors detected infection of an unknown virus on his body and were unable to treat it. When news of his critical health first came out, legions of his fans expressed concern.
Bangladesh Today