Well known Pakistani Urdu novelist and playwright Bano Qudsia passed away in Lahore at age 88.
She was born in Nov 1928, in Ferozepur India. She migrated to Pakistan following the partition.
She started her career by writing short stories. Her most famous novel (for which she attained acclaim in the Indian subcontinent) was Raja Gidh (The Vulture King).She has written prominent works like:
- Aadhi Baat,
- Aik Din,
- Amer Bail,
- Asay Pasay,
- Chahar Chaman,
- Chhotaa Sheher Baray Log,
- Footpath ki Ghaas,
- Hasil Ghaat and
- Hawa Kay Naam.
Pakistan Government had awarded her with Sitara-i-Imtiaz (2003) and Hilal-i-Imtiaz (2010).All About Sitara-i-Imtiaz
- Type: Award
- Day: Announced on August 14 each year, Independence Day of Pakistan and awards actually given on March 23rd the next year (Pakistan Day)
- First induction : 19 March 1957
- Eligibility : Pakistani or Foreign citizen
- Next (higher) : Hilal-i-Imtiaz