Before a surgery Humayun Ahmed emanate home for few days

Posted In Dhallywood, Humayun Ahmed - By Shine News Desk On Thursday, May 10th, 2012 With 4 Comments

Humayun AhmedBefore a surgery for his colon cancer, famous contemporary Bengali fiction writer and playwright Humayun Ahmed is leaving New York for Dhaka on Thursday to spend some days with his friends and relatives.

His wife Meher Afroz Shaon told that the third phase of his treatment would start through the operation at Bellevue Hospital in New York on June 12.

“The operation is very important. So the writer wants to meet relatives…to seek blessings,” she said and added that he may stay in Bangladesh for a couple of weeks.

Asked about his condition, she said, “You can understand, we’ve been allowed to travel to Dhaka as his condition has improved.”

He will have to stay in the hospital for two weeks after the surgery, Shaon said.

Humayun, also a filmmaker, went to New York on Sep 13 after he was diagnosed with colon cancer during a routine check-up in Singapore.

He took treatment at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC), a cancer treatment and research institution in New York.

Born in Mymensingh in 1948, Humayun did his graduation from Dhaka University and later joined the university as a lecturer of chemistry but retired to become a fulltime writer and filmmaker.

Winner of prestigious Bangla Academy Award in 1981, Ekushey Padak in 1994 and three National Film Awards (Best Story in 1993, Best Film 1994 and Best Dialogue in 1994), Humayun continued writing while he is in New York taking treatment.

On Jan 13, the government made the 63-year-old writer senior special adviser to the Bangladesh Mission at the United Nations in New York.

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