Renowned Urdu novelist and short story writer Bano Qudsia has died after a protracted illness, her family confirmed on Saturday.The tremendous writer and spiritualist of Raja Gidh fame spent the last ten years of her life in hospital and in extreme ailment.

Born on November 28, 1998, Bano Qudsia was known for her unique writing style and light way of penning down even the harshest of realities. She became the predominant queen of writing and playwright with her classic ‘Adhi Baat’.