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.