Birth anniversary of renowned Urdu novelist and play writer ‘Bano Qudsia’ is being observed today (Nov 28).
Bano Qudsia was born on 28 November 1928 in Feroz Pur (India), She got married to well-known writer and play writer Ashfaq Ahmed.
Government of Pakistan honored Bano Qudsia with Sitara-e-imtiaz.
Bano Qudsia’s novel Raja Gidh is considered a modern Urdu classic.
Among her more prominent writings are Aatish-i-zer-i-paa, Aik Din, Asay Pasay, Chahar Chaman, Chhotaa Sheher Baray Log, Footpath ki Ghaas, Haasil Ghaat and Hawa Kay Naam.
The most well known plays she wrote include Tamasil, Hawa ke Naam, Seharay and Khaleej.
In 1983, Qudsia was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan. In 2010, the Pakistani government awarded her the Hilal-i-Imtiaz for her services in literature. In 2012, the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) awarded Qudsia the Kamal-e-Fun Award, which is a lifetime achievement award. Bano Qudsia died on 4 February 2017 at the Ittefaq Hospital in Lahore at the age of 88.
Google also paid the homage to Bano Qudsia with a Doodle
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