The 8th death anniversary of celebrated playwright, writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is being observed on Sunday.
He died of cancer at a hospital in New York in 2012.
Different television channels are airing various programmes highlighting the life and works of Humayun Ahmed.
Family members of the prominent writer and his fans are observing the day through limited programmes which will be held at his birth place Netrakona and his most favorite place Nuhash Palli in Gazipur.
Humayun Ahmed was born in Netrakona’s Mohanganj to Foyzur Rahman Ahmed and Ayesha Foyez on November 13, 1948.
He won Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award, Lekhak Shibir Award and Michael Madhusudan Padak for his outstanding contributions to the Bangla literature.
The legendary writer received seven Bangladesh National Film Awards in different categories for the films ‘Shonkhonil Karagar’ (as screenwriter), ‘Aguner Poroshmoni’, ‘Daruchini Dwip’ and ‘Ghetuputra Komola’.
His son Nuhash Humayun is currently working in the television industry as a content-creator.