The 6th death anniversary of celebrated playwright, writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed was observed on Thursday (Jul 19). Family of the preeminent writer and his fans observed the day with various programmes, local media reports said.
The programmes included offering special prayers at the writer's graveyard at Nuhash Palli, paying homage to him and holding Milad and Doa Mehfil at Shaheed Smriti Bidyapith, a school established by the writer.
Television channels aired various programmes highlighting the life and works of the wordsmith.
Himu Paribahan, a platform of Humayun fans, went to the Nuhash Palli for paying their due respect to the writer. They campaigned for creating awareness about cancer to the mass people in their journey. Alongside, members of Himu Paribahan in 40 districts observed the day in a befitting manner.
Doa Mehfil, distribution of foods at the orphanage and old homes, planting trees, essay and painting competitions, screening of Humayun’s films, discussions, seminars and distribution of leaflets on cancer awareness were arranged on the day.
Humayun Ahmed was born in Netrakona’s Mohanganj to Foyzur Rahman Ahmed and Ayesha Foyez on Nov 13, 1948. The writer died of cancer at a hospital in New York on Jul 19, 2012.
Humayun Ahmed won Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, Lekhak Shibir Award and Michael Madhusudan Padak for his outstanding contributions to the Bangla literature.