Bano Qudsia, Raja Gidh’s writer, passes away Pakistan Important News 06:04 PM, 4 Feb, 2017 Share! Lahore: Renowned writer, playwright Bano Qudsia passes away on Saturday. Qudsia is best known for her novel Raja Gidh and has written for television and stage in both the Urdu and Punjabi languages. Her play Aadhi Baat has been called "a classic". Share!