Remembering the Legacy of Bano Qudsia on the 7th Anniversary of Her Passing

Web DeskFebruary 4, 2024
Remembering the Legacy of Bano Qudsia on the 7th Anniversary of Her Passing

Literary enthusiasts and admirers are marking the seventh death anniversary of the prolific and iconic literary personality, Bano Qudsia. Her significant contributions to literature continue to resonate both nationally and internationally, as fans and literary figures come together to observe this solemn occasion.

Born on November 28, 1928, in Ferozepur, India, Bano Qudsia migrated to Pakistan after the partition. From an early age, her passion for writing was evident, as she began crafting short stories in her fifth-grade years. She pursued her education at Kinnaird College in Lahore, graduating and obtaining her master’s degree in Urdu from Government College Lahore in 1951.

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Bano Qudsia’s literary journey took a profound turn when she married Ashfaq Ahmed, one of Pakistan’s finest writers, whom she had met during her time at GCU. Her notable works include “Na Kabilay Zikar,” “Bazgasht,” “Amar Bail,” and “Dast Basta.” While she earned acclaim for her radio and TV plays, her novel “Raja Gidh” (The Vulture King) garnered widespread recognition both nationally and internationally.

Among her well-regarded writings are “Aadhi Baat,” considered a classic, and other notable works such as “Aatish-i-zer-i-paa,” “Aik Din,” “Asay Pasay,” “Chahar Chaman,” “Chhotaa Sheher Baray Log,” “Footpath ki Ghaas,” “Hasil Ghaat,” and “Hawa Kay Naam.”

Bano Qudsia’s literary achievements were recognized with prestigious awards, including the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2003 and Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010. She passed away on February 4, 2017, in Lahore, leaving behind a profound legacy that continues to inspire and resonate in the world of literature.

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