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Renowned novelist and playwright Bano Qudsia 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. Besides, Bano wrote extensively for Pakistani dramas and also contributed to Punjabi literature.
Noted short-story writer Bano was given the Kamal-e-Fun Award for 2010 by the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL).
Her play Aadhi Baat is considered to be a classic while Pia Naam Ka Dia, Dast Basta, Aik Din, Mard-e-Abresham, Amar Bail and Kooch Aur Nahi are some of the famous novels she authored.