Published:  01:50 AM, 14 November 2017

Google Doodle on Humayun Ahmed

Google Doodle on Humayun Ahmed

World's most-used web search engine Google has created a Doodle on its homepage marking the 70th birthday of eminent writer Humayun Ahmed.  In the doodle logo, Humayun Ahmed was seen lounging on a chair with a book and tea while his popular character creation  Himu is coming to him.

Himu, wearing yellow Panjabi and barefoot, is one of the most famous fictional characters of Humayun's novels. The country's most famous writer, Humayun Ahmed wrote over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, all of which were bestsellers in the country. Many of his books were made into movies.

He was also dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, song writer, scholar, and professor of Dhaka .Humayun Ahmed, son of late Foyzur Rahman Ahmed and Ayesha Foyez, was born on November 13, 1948 at Kutubpur in Mymensingh. He died on July 19, 2012 at a hospital in New York, the USA.

Many think Humayun Ahmed revitalized the Bengali literature. His unique style of storytelling captures the oral tradition and rhythm at the roots of Bangla, bringing to life the stories and aspirations of traditional middle class and rural families.

Ahmed was a nature-lover and he found refuge in his estate of Nuhash Polli, a wonderland he designed himself and where he collected statues, flora, and fauna from all over the world.

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