Renowned novelist and playwright Bano Qudsia, 88, passed away in Lahore on Saturday, DawnNews reported.
Bano was born on Nov 28, 1928, in the Ferozepur district of pre-partition India.
Most famous for her novel Raja Gidh, Qudsia also authored several other novels, short stories and screenplays in Urdu and Punjabi.
She held a master's degree in Urdu literature from Government College, Lahore.
She was the spouse of another legend in Urdu literature, novelist and playwright Ashfaq Ahmed.