: شہریار راشد
) (1948 – 1998) was a Pakistani English language
poet. He was the son of the 'father of modern Urdu poetry,' Noon Meem Rashed
. Rashed attended Aitchison College
; Karachi Grammar School; and the United Nations International School in New York. After attending Drew University, Shahryar returned to Pakistan to complete his masters in English from Punjab University
. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1971. His diplomatic postings took him to Europe
, West Africa
. At the time of his death in 1998, he was ambassador to Uzbekistan.
Shahryar wrote a number of English radio and stage plays including The Immaculate Puptent
which was broadcast on the English Service of BBC
radio. He also published two collections of his verse: Hybrid
(1991) and Liquid Clocks
(1997), the latter awarded the Patras Bokhari Award for English Writing. A martial arts
black-belt holder in the self-defense discipline of jiu jitsu
, Shahryar was also a horseman, and a lover of classical music.