Acclaimed Urdu Novelist Bano Qudsia Passes Away

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Renowned novelist and playwright Bano Qudsia, 88, passed away in Lahore on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

Bano was born on Nov 28, 1928, in the Ferozepur district of pre-partition India.

Most famous for her novel Raja Gidh, Qudsia also authored several other novels, short stories and screenplays in Urdu and Punjabi.

She held a master’s degree in Urdu literature from Government College, Lahore.

She was the spouse of another legend in Urdu literature, novelist and playwright Ashfaq Ahmed.

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