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Today's GoogleDoodle celebrates Pakistani novelist and stage & TV playwright Bano Qudsia, who spread a message of hope throughout her prolific 60-year career. "Happy birthday, Bano Qudsia! Your contributions to Pakistani literature and entertainment will continue to resonate for generations to come!" said Google.
Bano Qudsia was born on 28 November 1928 in Firozpur, British India, as Qudsia Chattha. Her father was a Bachelor of Agriculture and her brother Pervaiz Chattah was a painter. She migrated to Lahore with her family after the partition of India and had begun writing short stories while studying in class 5.
Pakistani novelist, playwright, and spiritualist Bano Qudsia wrote literature in Urdu, producing novels, dramas plays, and short stories. She is best recognized for her novel Raja Gidh.
Qudsia also wrote for television and stage in both Urdu and Punjabi languages. Her play Aadhi Baat has been called "a classic play". Among her, more prominent writings are Aatish-i-zer-i-paa, Aik Din, Asay Pasay, Chahar Chaman, Chhotaa Sheher Baray Log, Footpath ki Ghaas, Haasil Ghaat, and Hawa Kay Naam. The most well-known plays she wrote include Tamasil, Hawa Ke Naam, Seharay, and Khaleej.
Qudsia married writer Ashfaq Ahmed whom she had met at the Government College University (Lahore). They had three sons Aneeque, Anees, and Aseer. The couple had been considered inseparable in their social lives.
Qudsia's husband Ashfaq Ahmed's autobiography Baba Saheba was incomplete at the time of his death in September 2004. Qudsia completed the biography and the second part of it was published as Rah-i-Rawaan. The contrast in the narrative styles of the couple is evident in these two books; while the first half is considered "provoking, lucid and utterly spellbinding" by critics, the second half takes the feeling of sorrow. Qudsia credits Ahmed for transforming her after their marriage and eventually allowing her to devote herself to her writing.
Her novel Haasil Ghaat was published in 2005 and was noted for its diction but also criticized then for usages of English slang than her usual traditional Urdu narrative. The language however became popular amongst other writers in the future.
Bano Qudsia died on 4 February 2017 at the Ittefaq Hospital in Lahore at the age of 88. She was buried at Lahore on 5 February and prayer services were held at Model Town, Lahore.
In 1983, Qudsia was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) by the Government of Pakistan. In 2010, the Pakistani government awarded her the Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence) for her services in literature.