This site is dedicated to Saeed Khan’s poetry.
Saeed Khan is a renowned contemporary Urdu poet, a Sydney based writer and a well known social and environmental advocate. Saeed’s poetry is a combination of classical and modern Urdu ghazal and poems full of romanticism, social, cultural and environmental themes.
Saeed Khan was born in Khanpur Hazara located in Hazara (NWFP) Pakistan on July 19 1966.
Saeed holds a Masters in Management and an MBA (E-Business Management) from the University of Technology, Sydney and works in IT Management. He was a young General Secretary of the Pakistan Association of Australia from 1999-2001 and for many years has advocated for refugee rights, immigration issues, youth and multiculturalism. He is a former Deputy Chair of the Ethnic Communities Council (2007-2011) of New South Wales and Hon. Treasurer of FECCA (2009-2011).
As a poet, Saeed has made a name for himself despite living far away from Urdu centers of India and Pakistan. Due to his style, versitility in both poems and ghazals, he is considered an important poet of his generation.
He grew up reading and writing Urdu poetry in Hazara Pakistan and continued his passion after he moved to Sydney during the late 1980s. All of his published works have been written in Australia.
Saeed developed his poetry through reading and interactions with many prominent poets from India and Pakistan who traveled to Australia for annual recitals.
Among those who have praised Saeed’s poetic works are stalwarts like Ahmad Faraz, legends like Amjad Islam Amjad, Himayat Ali Shaer, and Pirzada Qasim, as well as contemporaries like Noshi Gillani and Farhat Abbas Shah.
Being a founding member of the Urdu Society of Australia, Saeed has also been heavily involved in promoting and developing Urdu writings in Australia since 1995. He served as a Vice President of the Urdu Society from 2003-2008 and played a key role during its peak in developing and project managing major international poetry recitals.
Saeed co-founded the Urdu Academy of Australia (Sydney) with famous poetess Noshi Gilani in 2009. The Academy organizes monthly sittings as well as Annual International Mushairas in Sydney to promote Urdu Poetry and literature.
Translation of Les Murray’s Poetry
Saeed Khan is also credited with introducing and co-translating (with Noshi Gilani) the great Australian poet Les Murray into Urdu language. These works have been published in Pakistan.
Saeed is married to famous Urdu poetess, Noshi Gilani and they currently reside in Sydney. Saeed is also involved in suppoting the work of Ahmad Faraz Trust.