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Shahzad Rizvi
--: Biography of Shahzad 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  in Gwalior 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 Zia Khairabadi, Dr. Imrana Nashtar Khairabadi and Syeda Naheed Nashtar Khairabadi. Dr Shahzad A. Rizvi another sister Dr 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: 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.

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