Dr. Bano Sartaj Qazi Pen name, Bano sartaj. Born on 17July, 1945 in Pandharkwada, Yuvatmal District, Maharashtra. Now based in Chanderpur, Maharashtra. she is a fiction writer, humorist and translator. She is an important name in children’s literature. She has written numerous stories, novels and one-act plays for children. Educational qualifications: B.Ed.MA (Urdu, Hindi, History). P. HD in Education and Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhian Thoughts. She writes in both Hindi and Urdu. She is a Teacher by profession and was the principal of Lal Bahadur Shastri college of education in Bilaspur, Chattisgarh. Apart from the award from the President of India for children's literature, she has received numerous awards from various state Urdu academies and other organizations. She is also very active in social welfare work.