Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The legendary playwright and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed was laid to eternal rest at Nuhash Palli in suburban Gazipur on Tuesday after Zohr prayer and the third Namaz- e- Janaza.
As per the last desire of the eminent playwright, he was buried under the shadow of a litchi tree in Nuhash Palli, Humayun’s Farm House in Gazipur, family members said.
The janaza was held at 1:31 pm with participation of thousands of people. Later, he was buried at the litchi orchard of ‘Nuhash Palli’, the most favourite retreat of the popular writer.
Earlier, the body of Humayun was taken to ‘Nuhash Palli’ from Birdem mortuary by an ambulance at about 11:40 am.
The last journey of the celebrated writer began from Birdem at about 9:20 am. His family members and relatives accompanied the body.
A pall of gloom descended as his body reached Nuhash Palli when many of his fans were seen sobbing and trying to control their emotions. 
Hundreds of grief-stricken people cutting across their age lines and opinions thronged at Nuhash Palli to have last glimpses to their beloved writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed. 
People of all walks of life, local leaders, representatives of different cultural bodies and local district administration paid their last tribute to Humayun Ahmed.
A special prayer was also offered after burial seeking divine blessings for the departed soul of Humayun Ahmed, who died of Colon Cancer at Bellevue Hospital in New York on Thursday at the age of 64.
The celebrated writer Humayun Ahmed wrote over 200 fiction and non-fiction books. Most of his books were bestsellers in Bangladesh as he could successfully present struggles of the middle class people in lucid and easily understandable Bangla, peppered with humour. 
Many of Humayun Ahmed’s books have been translated into English, Japanese and Russian among other foreign languages, including “Gouripur Junction”, a work of fiction centered round the small town in greater Mymensingh district in Bangladesh where he was born. 
He won a number of country’s top awards for writing during his career that also inspired him to make half a dozen hit films including “Aguner Porosh Moni” and “Srabon Megher Din”. During his writing career, he could create huge readers especially the new generation.
Humayun Ahmed flew to the USA last September as he was diagnosed cancer during a routine check-up in Singapore, and received chemotherapy at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Nicknamed Kajol, the writer was born in Kutubpur village of Netrakona on November 13, 1948, to Fayzur Rahman Ahmed, a police officer, and Ayesha Fayzur.
BBN/SSR/AD-25July12-10:20 am (BST)