The present Doodle honors the life and tradition of Pakistani novelist and stage and television playwright Bano Qudsia, warmly known as Bano Aapa (Elder Sister), who is generally credited as one of the main Urdu language writers in current occasions.
Eminent for her message of love and hope, Qudsia acquired colossal recognition for Urdu works of art like her TV play Aadhi Baat (Half Talk, 1968) and novel Raja Gidh (The Vulture King, 1981).
Bano Qudsia was born into the world on this day in 1928 in Firozpur, British India (presently India), and started to compose short stories when she was a kid.
Following a transition 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 spouse and individual illuminator of Urdu writing Ashfaq Ahmad.
During a fruitful period of Pakistani writing, Qudsia’s provocative TV plays procured her a standing as a social pioneer. Moreover, she composed a productive 25 books and established her own magazine called Dastango.
Indeed, even as her legend developed all through her six-decade profession, she kept up a standing for her extreme acknowledgment and benevolence, known to grasp those from varying backgrounds who moved toward her for mentorship or help.
For her lifetime of artistic 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 most noteworthy non military personnel praises.
Happy birthday, Bano Qudsia! Your commitments to Pakistani literature and entertainment will keep on resounding for a long time into the future!