Professor Dr Khurshid Rizvi is a scholar of oriental languages. He is fluent in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, English, and Punjabi. In 2008, in recognition of his services to literature, he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan. Presently, he is associated with the Government College University, Lahore as Professor Emeritus.
Dr Rizvi also has the distinction of being a member of the Arabic Language Authority, Cairo, an honour previously bestowed on Abdul Aziz Memon from Pakistan. He is the recipient of the Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi Award 2005; Ahmad Faraz Literary Award 2012; Khalid Ahmad Award 2013; UBL Literary Excellence Award (Urdu Poetry) 2013; Majlis-e-Farogh-e-Urdu Adab, Doha, Qatar’s Award 2015.