Bano Qudsia a writer of dark and awe inspiring fictions. She was a celebrated author and screen play writer, was born in Ferozpur, East Punjab, on November 28, 1928. Bano migrated to Lahore with her family during partition of the subcontinent in 1947. Her father was a landlord, died when she was quite young. Since, her mother was an educationist who encouraged Bano to complete her higher education. She enrolled in Kinnaird College for her Bachelors and then completed her MA in Urdu from the Government College Lahore in 1951.
Ms. Qudsia became a leading light in the demesne of television plays due to her thought-provoking sentimental screen plays. Where, she has highlighted the struggles and socio-economic issues, faced by the women in the society and these also enabled her to become a known figure across the borders.
Dastan Saraay, the house where she lived in with her husband the late Ashfaq Ahmed, who was a literary legend itself, in Model Town, the place always was surrounded with thinkers, journalists, other literary personalities and her fans. Her doors were open to everyone; as she believed in classic Bethak culture in the epoch of materialism.
Government of Pakistan also recognized her contributions to her field and she was bestowed with Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2003 and the Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2010. Pakistan Academy of Letters honored the renowned author by awarding her with Kamal-e-Fun Award in 2010. Plus, she was conferred with other playwright awards in different timings. But her major contribution was that her fictional words on the struggle of women in our society.