Abis Rizvi

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Abis Rizvi
Abis Hasan Rizvi

27 February 1968
Died (aged 48)
Istanbul, Turkey
Cause of deathGunshot wounds (Istanbul nightclub shooting)
  • Businessman
  • film producer
  • screenwriter
Years active2013–2016
Notable work
Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014)

Abis Hasan Rizvi[1] (27 February 1968 – 1 January 2017) was an Indian businessman, film producer, and screenwriter.[2]


Early life[edit]

Rizvi was born to Dr. Akhtar Hassan Rizvi, a former member of the Rajya Sabha in Bandra, West Mumbai, Maharashtra.[3] Rizvi lived in Mumbai with his wife and son.[4] Rizvi was director of the Rizvi Group and CEO of his father's real estate company Rizvi Builders.[3] His uncle Sibte Hassan Rizvi directed the films Khamoshi (1986) and Joshilay (1989). His cousin Anjum Rizvi is the producer of Ahista Ahista (2006) and A Wednesday (2008).[citation needed]

Film career[edit]

Rizvi was producer and co-writer of the Indian feature films Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014) and bilingual Hindi-Punjabi docu-drama He-Man (2016). He worked last on the drama film T for Taj Mahal. He was founder of film company ARF Films (Abis Rizvi Films), the company behind the latter two films.[5]


While on holiday in Turkey with friends, Rizvi was one of the victims of the terrorist attack in the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on 1 January 2017 in which 39 people were killed.[6]


Movies Produced[edit]


  1. "Turkey victim's tiger trail". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  2. "Indians among nightclub dead". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Istanbul nightclub attack: Two Indians killed, including CEO of Rizvi Builders Abis Rizvi". DNA India. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  4. Shaikh, Zeeshan (1 January 2017). "Abis Rizvi, son of ex-Rajya Sabha MP Akhtar Hasan Rizvi, among 2 Indians killed in Istanbul nightclub attack: Sushma Swaraj". India.com. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  5. "Abis Rizvi Films - Projects". abisrizvifilms.com. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  6. "Istanbul Nightclub Shooting: 2 Indians Including Filmmaker Abis Rizvi Among 39 Killed In Terror Attack". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2 January 2017.

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