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Veteran Urdu journalist Dr. Rizwan Ahmad is no more

Posted by arshadamanullah on June 1, 2011

Born on 9 September 1947 in Barabanki to the famous poet Ghubaar Bhatti, Rizwan Ahmad Khan had started his career with Roznama Azimabad Express of Patna. His weekly column Mujhe Bolne Do was popular in the Urdu press and used to simultaneously appear in Etemad (Hyderabad), Urdu Times (Mumbai), Khabar Jadeed (New Delhi), Qaumi Tanzim (Patna).
His thesis on “Azadi Ke Bad Urdu Sahafat” earned him a PhD from the University of Patna. He was one of the founders of All India Urdu Editors Conference. In 1976 he was elected to the office of the secretary of the organization. Apatrt from being a journalist, he has also written short stories and novels. To name some of them: Yunan ki shahzadi, Masdood rahoN ke musafir, Baadal chhat gaye, Faseele shahar, etc.
He has been serving as a correspondent to the Urdu service of Voice of America for long that proved to be his last employer. He died of heart cancer on 31 May 2011 in Patna.
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2 Responses to “Veteran Urdu journalist Dr. Rizwan Ahmad is no more”

  1. Mojahidul Islam said

    Off Course Dr. Rizwan Ahmed was not a great Urdu journalist, but he was also a big poet and Columnist,Hearing his sadly death news i am very sorry,The world of Urdu will be not able to forget his sacrification for Urdu.May Allah Subhana Taala rest him in everlasting peace. my deepest mournful message to the family since they are in Patna. Humble Salams. I express grief on his death and termed it as a great loss of Urdu world in general and Bihar in particular. I offer condolence to his grieved family members.
    I also would like to thank Mr. Ashraf Ashtanwi and Noorus Salam Nadwi M.A Gold medelist Patna University to them great job for Urdu.

    Mojahidul Islam “Darbhangawi” Riydh,KSA

  2. inquilab . aag . siyasat khalid serwar s/amanat ullah moh . m a urdu

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