LAHORE – Renowned Urdu novelist and short story writer Bano Qudsia has died after a protracted illness, her family confirmed on Saturday.
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Bano Qudsia, 88, was under treatment over the past 10 days at a Lahore hospital.
Born 1928, Qudisa Bano was a writer, playwright and spiritualist. She is best known for her novel Raja Gidh.
She also wrote for television and stage in both Urdu and Punjabi languages.
Bano Qudsia was the wife of late Ashfaq Ahmed, Pakistan’s legendary writer, playwright and broadcaster.
Condolences from all quarters are pouring in, and different media portals and journalists were quick to mourn the death of Pakistan’s legendary writer on social media.
Saddened to hear the demise of Bano Qudsia….May Allah grant her highest place in Jannah ! Ameen https://t.co/fTkgSpysFe
— FM100 Pakistan (@FM_100_Pakistan) February 4, 2017
Raja Gidh s Writer and Wife of Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad Bano Qudsia is no more between us ! May Her soul Rest in Peace
— PakistaniDramasPage (@PakDramasPage) February 4, 2017
Legendary writer Bano Qudsia aapa passed away.May Allah bless her soul.Ameen
— Dr Shahid Masood (@Shahidmasooddr) February 4, 2017
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