Dr. Humayun Azad: Linguist and anti-traditional writer

May 1, 2018
Humayun Azad

Dr. Humayun Azad was a linguist and authoritarian writer. He was born on April 28, 1947 in the village Radhekhal of Munshiganj. His writings and poems have been created by denying all the existing practices. The proverbial reader is aware that the country’s rational reader has made the society.

On February 27, 2004, the religious fanatics attacked him on his way back home from Ekushey Book Fair. Later, he died in Germany. The versatile genius of Humayun Azad was very meritorious in his student life.

He passed Matriculation in 1962 from the Rakkhal Siraj CBS Institute, Pakistan, which was ranked 18th in Pakistan. He graduated from the University of Dhaka in 1967 (Honors) and in 1968 he did a Masters degree. In both cases he got first place in first class.

While studying in the ninth grade, he wrote the first novel. After the publication of his article ‘Women’ in 1992, he became very angry with the fundamentalists. On February 27, 2004, he was attacked on his way back home from the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. He died on August 11 in Munich, Germany.

Among the notable books of Humayun Azad are the ‘miracles of Ishwar’, ‘Lal Nil Dipabli’ (biography of Bengali literature), `Shlasur Rahman-lonely Sherpa`, ‘enemy of Bengal language’, ‘Sententaatma’, ‘Everything will go to the destroyer . Do not sleep in the smell of flowers, ‘Chhapanana thousand square mile’.

Pak manure land saad dropped’, ‘we wanted this Bangladesh’ etc. He was awarded the Ekushey Padak for his outstanding career in the Bangla Academy Award in 1986, Agrani Shishu-Sahitya Puraskar (1986), Mercantile Bank Award (2004) and in 2012, he was awarded posthumous Ekushey Padak.