Humayun Ahmed

Bangladeshi novelist, dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, songwriter, scholar, and Professor in Chemistry

Professor Dr. Humayun Ahmed was a Bangladeshi educationist, novelist, dramatist, script writer, film maker, and song writer. He was born at Netrokona in 1948. He studied chemistry and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Dhaka University. Later he earned his PhD in polymer chemistry from North Dakota State University.

He joined Dhaka University as a Lecturer in Chemistry. He became a Professor of Chemistry in 1993. He retired from his post in the mid-1990s to devote all his time to writing and production of film. Dr. Ahmed wrote over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, many of which were bestsellers in Bangladesh.

He received the Bangla Academy Literary Award and the Ekushey Padak for his vast contribution to Bengali literature. He made a total of eight films, each of which was based on his own novel. He received six Bangladesh National Film Awards in different categories for the films which are Daruchini Dip, Aguner Poroshmoni, and Ghetuputra Komola.