Early life and careerEdit
Syed was born in 1950 in the city of Multan. He received his master's degree in Urdu language from the University of Punjab, Lahore and completed his PhD at Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan. He is married with three children; a son and two daughters. Syed wrote the popular TV play Chand Grehan, an Urdu TV drama serial that was one of the highest rated dramas produced by STN, along with "Nijaat" and "Hawain," classic dramas from PTV. One of Syed's works, "Ghulam Gardish" was directed by Nusrat Thakur.
His dramas depict the social injustices in the society. He has written plays depicting the feudal culture in rural Sindh, exploitation of women, the oligarchic structure in Pakistan comprising politicians, feudals, media moguls and the bureaucracy.
In January 2014, he was wounded by unknown assailants in a gun attack in Lahore while he was returning home from his job as head of the Department of Television, Film and Theatre at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore. The assailants shot at his car when he was near Shaukat Khanum Hospital.
Syed has a total of 36 years of teaching experience.
- Chand Grehan (چاند گرہن) (aired on Shalimar Television Network)
- Nijaat (aired on PTV)
- Hawain (The Winds) 1997 (PTV)
- Pyas early 1990s (PTV)
- Maigh Malhar (1990s on NTM)
- Ghulam Gardish (1998) (PTV)
- Riyasat (aired on Geo TV)
- Bol Meri Machli (aired on Geo TV)
- Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahin (2009) (aired on PTV)
- Tum Ho Ke Chup (2011) (aired on Geo TV)
- Jaan'nisar (2016–17) (aired on A-Plus Entertainment)
In 2013, he served on the Board of Governors of Pakistan Academy of Letters, an institution of Pakistani scholars and writers. In November 2020, he was appointed as one of the directors of Pakistan Television under the chairmanship of Mr. Naeem Bokhari.
Awards and recognitionEdit
- He won Best Writer Award at 9th PTV Awards in 1998
- Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2006
- Pakistan Television Corporation Award for Best Writer
Lux Style AwardsEdit
|9th Lux Style Awards||Best Television Writer||Khuda Zameen Se Gaya Nahi||Won|
|10th Lux Style Awards||Bol Meri Machli||Nominated|
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