Grave of Humayun Azad

Type: Mausoleum
Contributed By: Nayeem ,Etha Chakma


Famous writer and linguist Humayun Azad (28 April 1947 – 11 August 2004) was born in Rarikhal, Sreenagar, Munshiganj.

After his death in Germany in 2004, his body was bring back to Bangladesh and buried according to Islamic Rituals at his paternal village, though he was an anti-religion activist. Dr. Humayun Azad was also a teacher in University of Dhaka. His writings were completely different from the other writers. The topic and also the style of writing (especially word choosing) was unique which people did not receive properly. During his lifetime, several attempts were made to kill him and people did not want to bury him at Munshiganj as well after his death. Unfortunately, in 2012 there was an attempt to destroy his grave too. However, people can now visit the place where he was buried. It is very near to Rarikhal, Sir J. C. Bose Complex in Dhaka- Dohar highway.

How to go

It is situated in Dhaka-Dohar Highway. You just have to drop down from the bus at Rarikhal after passing Sreenagar on the way to Dohar.

How To Reach: Munshiganj District

There are several transport is available from Dhaka to Munshiganj. The bus services are “Nayan Paribahan”, “Dighir par Paribahan” and “Dhaka Transport”, all of the buses used to start from “Gulistan” of Dhaka. It will cost you 60-80 taka, and will require 1 hrs to 2 hrs bus journey depending upon the road traffic.

Also you can hire CNG auto rickshaw from the “Postogola”, and it will take you 250-350 to take you at Muktarpur bridge. Remember, if you are hiring CNG, make sure who will provide the toll of the bridge. For you information, the toll fee is 20 taka. So negotiate with the driver of CNG about who will provide the toll.

Where to Stay

Though the district is just beside the Dhaka, still its hard to find a suitable hotel from the district. The main reason, may be people from dhaka used to come this place for a single day trip. But anyway, if you need to stay at Munshiganj town, that case I’ll suggest you to stay at “Hotel Comfort” this one is the best from the town. Also you there is another one which is “Hotel three star international”. But the quality of the rooms of this hotel is not that much good. For both cases, it will take 100-700 taka per night depending upon the room.

1. Mawa Resort

Contact: Md. Ali
Phone: 01711676058

2. Padma Resort

Contact: Mohammad Ali
Phone: 01713033049

3. Padma Rest House

Bridge Division, Ministry of Roads and Communications
Executive Engineer
Phone: 01715561933

Things to do

You can visit nearby Sir J. C. Bose complex, the birthplace of Bengali Scientist Jagadish Chandha Basu.

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