Humayun Ahmed’s seven teleplays to be aired in Eid

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 10,2019


Still from Amra Tinjon.

Late eminent writer Humayun Ahmed’s seven popular teleplays will be aired on private TV channel Channel-i during Eid-ul-Azha celebration.

The teleplays namely Bua Bilash, Mohan Chikitshak Wang Pie, Amra Tinjon, Char Dukone Char, Jole Bhasha Padmo, Mirar Din Ratri and Rahasya will be aired at 11:15pm on seven consecutive days starting from Eid day.

Celebrated actors and actresses like Riaz, Shadhin Khasru, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Ejajul Islam, Asaduzzaman Noor, Naznin Naz, Faruk Ahmed, Masum Aziz, Meher Afroz Shaon, Gazi Rakayet and others have acted in the teleplays. All the teleplays had been written and directed by Humayun Ahmed.

Humayun Ahmed, born in 1948, wrote about 200 works of fiction, eight of which were made into films. He is often credited with revitalising Bengali literature. His exclusive storytelling styles became popular for his effortless prose, wit amd satire. He brought to life the stories and desires of traditional middle class and rural families.

After obtaining his Master’s degree, he joined Bangladesh Agricultural University as a lecturer in 1972. Although officially trained as a chemist, Ahmed found his true calling as a writer.

Still from Char Dukone Char.

Along with being a bestselling author, he was also immensely popular as a teleplay director and filmmaker.

Ayomay, Bahubrihi, Kothao Keu Nei and Ei Sab Din Ratri – which he created for BTV in the 1980s and 90s – are often cited as some of the best drama series ever produced in Bangladesh.

His first film, Shonkhonil Karagar, was released in 1992, while his last film Ghetu Putra Kamala in 2012 shortly after his death. In-between, he made award-winning films like Aguner Parashmani, Shyamol Chaya, Shraban Megher Din and others.

He died from colorectal cancer at the age of 63 at a hospital in New York on July 19, 2012.

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