DHAKA: Celebrated contemporary Bengali fiction writer and playwright Humayun Ahmed said he was happy after arriving in Dhaka on Friday morning for three weeks after staying at New York for eight months.
"If I had returned forever after getting done with my treatment, then I would have said I am very happy. But after setting my foot in the country today, I thought one of the 20 days have gone. Only 19 days are left," he told reporters at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport after his arrival.
His wife Meher Afroz Shaon, two sons 'Nishad' and 'Ninit' were also with him. They headed straight for Nuhash Polli in Gazipur.
"What I missed so much is my Nuhash Polli. I missed the garden there and the trees. Then I can say that I missed my mother, my friends and relatives," Ahmed said.
Earlier, Anyaprokash Publications Ltd director Abdullah Naser told bdnews24.com that the plane carrying the Humayun family landed at 6am on Friday.
Though he returned to home for 20 days to spend some days with his friends and relatives, the doctors have proscribed not to meet with so many people for the sake of his health condition. "That's why I will spend my time with the nature and trees," Ahmed said.
He, however, said he always wished for the well-being of his legions of fans.
Following their arrival, his wife Shaon said, "The surgeries in his liver and colon will take place after we go back. Then we will return home if everything goes well."
The third cycle of his treatment would start through the operation at Bellevue Hospital in New York on June 12.
Humayun Ahmed, also a renowned filmmaker, went to New York on Sep 13 last year after he was diagnosed with colon cancer during a routine check-up in Singapore.
He took treatment at the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC), a cancer treatment and research institution in New York.
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