Humayun most popular after Sharat ChandraCultural Correspondent
Hasan Azizul Haque tells New Age
Eminent writer Hasan Azizul Haque observes that after Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Humayun Ahmed is the most popular writer in Bangla literature. Terming his death a great loss, Haque believes that it will take long period to fill up the vacuum that has been created at the death of Humayun Ahmed.
‘Humayun left us untimely. After having 12 chemotherapies, we expected that he would come back again. But his death seems to be very sudden as the person was very lively and happening till his last breath. I feel like losing a close relative’ Hasan Azizul Haque told New Age.
‘It’s a great loss for the readers and literature as well. It will take time to make up the loss. It’s also a question whether the vacuum would be filled up?’ he added.
Metaphorically Haque said, ‘A strong branch from the great tree of Bangla literature has been broken down. I will be really tough to restock the lament of millions of readers,’ he said.
According to Hasan Azizul Haque, Humayun Ahmed gave a new dimension to narrate the tales of the urban middle class through his novels like Nandita Narake, Shankhanil Karagar and others in the 1970s.
‘His articulation of the detail of every emotion of the middle-class is incomparable. As far my knowledge, Humayun is the one who achieved the most admiration in the arena of Bangla literature after the era of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay,’ said Hasan Azizul Haque.
But, Hasan Azizul Haque does not believe this is the right time to evaluate Humayun Ahmed as a novelist, his impact on literature and other serious issues. ‘In this grave occasion, I don’t want to evaluate Humayun’s literature rather I would like to grieve for the loss. My heartfelt condolence goes to his family, peers and the millions of fans he had left,’ Hasan Azizul Haque said.
‘What I can say at this moment is that I will read Humayun’s literature again after I overcome the grief,’ he added.
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