Humayun Ahmed, one of the most popular fiction writers in Bangladesh, made a substantial contribution to Bengali novels, short stories, films, and television dramas. He published more than two hundred and fifty books of fiction and non-fiction, composed songs, wrote screenplays, directed and produced films, and made TV dramas. He was also a teacher of Chemistry at the University of Dhaka, but resigned to devote his time to writing full-time. In terms of popularity and range of works, very few writers can match him. Kaiser Haq comments: “Humayun Ahmed created literary history by becoming the most popular novelist of our time in Bengali” (i). His books created a stir among readers at the Ekushey Boi Mela, a month-…

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Citation: Islam, Mohammad Shafiqul. "Humayun Ahmed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 February 2021 [, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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