Happy birthday, Bano Qudsia!
The present Doodle honors the life and legacy of Pakistani writer and stage and TV playwright Bano Qudsia, lovingly known as Bano Aapa (Elder Sister), who is broadly credited as one of the main Urdu language writers in current occasions.
Eminent for her message of affection and expectation, Qudsia acquired enormous acclaim for Urdu classics like her TV play Aadhi Baat (Half Talk, 1968) and novel Raja Gidh (The Vulture King, 1981).
Bano Qudsia was born on this day in 1928 in Firozpur, British India (presently India), and started to compose short stories when she was a kid. Following a move to close by Lahore, Pakistan after the parcel of the Indian subcontinent, Qudsia acquired her graduate degree in Urdu. While in school, she likewise met her future husband and fellow luminary of Urdu writing Ashfaq Ahmad.
During a fertile of Pakistani writing, Qudsia’s intriguing TV plays procured her a standing as a cultural trendsetter. Likewise, she composed a prolific 25 books and established her own magazine called Dastango.
Indeed, even as her legend developed all through her six-decade career, she kept up a standing for her extreme acknowledgment and consideration, known to grasp those from varying backgrounds who moved toward her for mentorship or help.
For her lifetime of literary accomplishments, Qudsia got the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) in 1983 and the Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence) in 2000—both among Pakistan’s highest civilian honors.
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