RIZA: “Hasan Riza’ (1849 – 1920)
Recai Effendi was born at Sütlüce in Istanbul in 1218 H. He learned Thuluth and Naskhi from Mehmed Effendi of Filibe and was awarded his icazet at the age of thirteen. Recai Effendi was the father of the poet and writer Recaizade Ekrem Bey and the grandfather of the writer Ercümend Ekrem Talu. Recai Effendi held a number of government posts. He died in 1291 H. and was buried in the cemetery at Eyup.