Syed Akbar Shah, born in Karachi in the last decade of the 20th century, grew up in Balochistan. He is well known by his pen name Saani Syed. A pedagogue by profession, he also translates. However, poetry is his prime identity. He has earned himself a name in a short span of time and is considered as one of the important voices to have emerged on the literary scene. Ghazal is Saani Syed’s preferred genre. He also practices different literary genres popular in the eastern poetic tradition. His works regularly get published in various journals in Pakistan. Urdu, Persian, and Balochi linguistics and literature are Saani Syed’s main areas of interest. His first collection of ghazals is due to be published soon.