Humayun Ahmed (Bengali: হুমায়ূন আহমেদ; 13 November 1948 – 19 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker. Ahmed emerged in the Bengali literary world in the early 1970s. According to Times of India, largest circulation among all English-language newspapers in the world, "Humayun was a custodian of the Bangladeshi literary culture whose contribution single-handedly shifted the capital of Bengali literature from Kolkata to Dhaka without any war or revolution ". His breakthrough occurred with the publication of his first novel, Nondito Noroké in 1972. He was a former professor of Chemistry at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
As a writer, Ahmed often displayed a fascination for creating stories around supernatural events; his style was characterized as magic realism. He is regarded as the most popular writer in the Bengali language for a century and according to many, he was even more popular than Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
As of February 2004, Ahmed continued to top the best sellers list of Bangla Academy (Bangladesh) book fair, a feat that had been maintained over the previous two decades.
In 2012 he was appointed as a special adviser to the Bangladesh Mission in the United Nations.
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... Madhusudan Medal (1987) Bacsas Prize (1988) Humayun Qadir Memorial Prize (1990) National Film Award (Best Story 1993, Best Film 1994, Best Dialogue 1994) Ekushey Padak (1994) ShelTech Award (2007) ...
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