Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The body of legendary writer Humayun Ahmed will arrive in the capital Dhaka on Monday instead of Sunday.
Family sources said the homecoming is delayed due to air ticket crisis, according to reports.
Humayun’s family and close relatives will accompany the dead body on an Emirates Airlines flight which is scheduled to reach Dhaka Monday morning.
Humayun Ahmed, 64, died while undergoing treatment for cancer at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital at New York Thursday night.
His wife Meher Afroz Shaon and younger brother Professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, a reputed writer himself, were present when he breathed his last at around 11:20pm (local time).
Several thousands fans and admirers joined the first janaza of the enormously popular novelist which was held at Jamaica Muslim Centre on Friday after Juma prayers.
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.
The eldest among three brothers and two sisters, Humayun was also a renowned filmmaker and dramatist.
BBN/SSR/AD-21July12-10:50am (BST)