Dr. Shahzad A Rivzi, a grandson of Hazrat Muztar Khairabadi and and son of Hazrat Nashtar Khairabadi, is a Washinton-based writer. Unlike his his brothers Zia Khairabadi and sisters Dr. Imrana Nashtar Khairabadi and Naheed Nashtar Khairabadi, Dr Rizvi writes in English and it is hoped that his novels will soon be translated and published in Urdu. You can find details about him on Urdu poets and writers of world on www.khojkhabarnews.com and www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com and World's Urdu poets and writers on www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com. His latest novel The Last Resident, which is a love story, has met with immense popularity. Here is a brief introduction of Dr. Shahzad A. Rizvi. (Comment by Muslim Saleem April 5, 2011)
Dr Shahzad A. Rizvi
Dr Shahzad A. Rizvi: He is the oldest son of Nashtar Khairabadi, who is the son of Khan Bahadur Muztar Khairabadi and great grandson of Allama Fazle Haq who lived in Delhi and was a friend of Ghalib. He was sent by the British to Kalapani because he was a freedom fighter. Nashtar Khairabadi was the elder brother of Janisar Akhtar who is the father of Javed Akhtar. Dr Shahzad A, Rizvi was born in 1937. Dr. Shahzad A.Rizvi was born in Gawalior in a family of poets and writers. He entered Hamidia College, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh – India) in 1953 and received MA in English Literature in 1960.
In 1964 he received MA in English from AMU. The same year he left for the United States and studied there for many years receiving two more MAs and PH.D. In addition, he did courses at Oxford, London, and France. In 1971 he became a professor in Washington D.C. and taught there for many years. During this period he had a chance to be an interpreter for the President of the United States. Other children of Hazrat Nashtar Khairabadi are also doin a Yeoman’s service to Urdu literature and language. They included Syed Rizwan “Zia” Khairabadi, Dr. Imrana Nashtar Khairabadi and Dr Naheed Nashtar Khairabadi. Dr Shahzad A. Rizvi another sister Suhela Nashtar Khairabadi was also a good poetess of Urdu.
Dr. Shahzad Rizvi is a writer and a poet in English and his following books are published as e-books, which can be be downloaded by accessing his website: www.kahany.org.
The Last Resident, 2 Behind the Veil, 3. The Story of a Finnish Woman, 4. Collection of stories for grown-ups, 5. Stories for children.
His books are likely to be punished in Urdu also......................................................................................