Friday, February 20, 2009

Syed Khalid Mahmood - Senior Journalist and Author

Syed Khalid Mahmood, having graduated in civil engineering from the prestigious NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, in 1986, has earned greater fame and recognition in the field of media. Now he is acclaimed as a leading international sports and travel writer.

Sports and writing were his passion from childhood and he had started contributing to various international publications from his student life. He joined the mainstream journalism in 1987 and his first book was published later the same year.

He has gone from strength to strength, having worked for some of the eminent newspapers like The Frontier Post and The News International besides having a brief stint with The Mississauga News.

He has already authored 10 books viz Cricket Fever: A History of Pakistan-India Tours (2008); Mission Caribbean: A Guide to ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 (2007); World Cup 2003: Top of the Charts (2005); Spotlight on World Cup 2003 (2005); World Cup 1999: So Near Yet So Far (2000); Pakistan’s Sports Greats (1997); Pakistan: The Land of World Champions (1995); Pakistan’s Triumph in World Cup 1992 (1993); The Caribbean Challenge: A History of Pakistan-West Indies matches (1989) and Focus on World Cup (1987 and 1994).

He has had an active social life, being the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Karachi Airport besides being the President of the NED Alumni Association and the Joint Secretary of the Delhi College & Schools Old Boys Association.

His write-ups are carried by innumerable portals and websites while his exclusive articles on the web, growing in popularity, could be accessed on

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