Waheed Ahmed

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Dr. Waheed Ahmed, (Urdu:ڈاکٹروحیداحمد) is an Urdu poet based in Islamabad, Pakistan. He specialises in the genre of Nazm and has two books of poetry to his credit: Shaffafian, and Ham aag churate hein. Waheed has also written a novel, Zeno. Among his nazms, the most famous are Khana Badosh (Gypsy), Ham Shair Hotay HeiN (We, The Poets), Murammat Kon Karta Hai (Who Mends), Sawagat (Reception), The Dive and Intizaar (Waiting). Waheed is a civil servant by profession, in the Government of Pakistan.

Waheed Ahmed was born in Lyallpur now Faisalabad in 1959. He is a medical doctor by qualification. He started writing poetry in 1978 at the age of 19 years. His first collection of poetry was published in 1994 and the second one in 2002. The first edition of his Urdu novel "Zeno" was published in 2003. The second edition was published in 2004 and the third edition in 2007.

Waheed Ahmed's Urdu novel "Zeno" has been translated into Swedish by the title "Zino" by a Swedish translator Nina Costelo. It is expected that it will also be translated into other languages including English. A united forum of libraries in Stockholm rated it the best novel of 2004. Its translation in Sindhi language is also in process. Indian literary magazine "Sha'ir" also rated it the best Urdu novel of 2004.

Zeno has been written in five years. The author started it writing in 1998 and finished it in 2003 when its first edition was published from Faisalabad...
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