A Bangladeshi writer, playwright, and screenwriter, he is best known for literary works such as Nondito Noroke (In Blissful Hell) and The Story of a Mother and a Moonlit Night. He also wrote numerous screenplays, including that of the popular 2012 film, Ghetuputra Kamola.
After graduating from Dhaka University, he earned a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from North Dakota State University. He wrote his first television screenplay, Prothom Prohor (First Moment), in 1983.
He wrote in the literary genre and style of magic realism.
He married Meher Afroz Shaon in 2005, after ending a thirty-year marriage to Gultekin Ahmed in 2003. His first marriage produced one son (Nuhash) and three daughters (Sheela, Nova, and Bipasha). With his second wife, he had two more sons (Ninit and Nishad).
He, like Jewel Aich , was a recipient of the prestigious Ekushey Padak award.