Sheen Kaaf Nizam

Writing under the pen name 'Sheen Kaaf Nizam' (Shiv Kishan) was born in the year 1945 in Jodhpur, India and is an eminent critic, an acclaimed Urdu poet and literary scholar. 

His poetry collection 'Gumshuda Dair ki Gunjti Ghantiyan' has won the 2010 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu. He has been honoured by the President of India and received National Awards 'Iqbal Samman' (2006-07); 'Begum Akhtar Ghazal' (2006). He has edited many volumes of poets in Devanagari including 'Deewan-e-Ghalib' and 'Deewan-e-Mir'. 

Nizam has published a number of poetry collections. Some of his poetry collections are Lamhon Ki Saleeb (1971) ,  Naad (urdu) (1980), Dasht Mein Dariya (1984, 2014), Saaya Koi Lamba Na Tha (1988), Saayon ke Saaye Mein  (1996, 2003, 2007 & 2010), Bayaazen Kho Gayee Hain (urdu) (1997), Gumshuda Dair ki Gunjti Ghantiyan (urdu) (2007), Rasta yeh kahin nahi jaata (2010) Gumshuda Dair ki Gunjti Ghantiyan (Devnagari) (2014) Aur Bhi Hai Naam Raste Ka (2015).

His Critical Works include: Tazkira Maaasir Sho’ra-e-Jodhpur(1991), Manto-Ahtijaj Aur Afsana ,  Lafz Dar Lafz  (2000,2001) ,  Mani Dar Mani (2010) 

Some of the edited books are Ghalibiyaat Aur Gupta Riza (1999). Bheed Mein Akela (Makhmoor Sayeedi) (2001). Deewan-e-Ghalib (Hindi) (2014) 

The books of Urdu Poets edited in Hindi (In cooperation with Nand Kishore Acharya) are Ghar Kahin gum ho gaya - MAkhmoor Sayeedi  (1998) Tumhare Naam Likhta Hoon - Kumar Pashi (2001), Ujde Makan Ka Aayeena - Dr. Wazir Agha (1999), Safar Mein Dhoop to Hogi - Nida Fazli (2000), Ujaad Darakhton pe aashiyane - Muhammed Alvi (2001).