Humayun Ahmed (1948–2012) is a Bangladeshi writer, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He wrote many fiction and nonfiction works, all of them were best-sellers. His literary style has been described as magical realism.
While still a university student, he published his first novel, Nondito Noroke, in 1972. His themes included the aspirations of average middle-class urban families and portrayed pivotal moments in their lives. Shonkhonil Karagar was his second book.
Humayun created fictional series with recurring characters like Himu, Misir Ali, and Shubhro. He wrote several novels about the Bangladesh Liberation War, including Aguner Poroshmoni, Srabon Megher Din, and Jyotsna O Jononir Golpo.
He published four autobiographies: Hotel Graver Inn, Amar Chelebela, Rong Pencil, and Fountain Pen.