Dr. Khalid Mahmood was born in Saronj-Madhya Pradesh on 15th January 1948.He has been a noted Urdu writer, critic and poet and associated with the Department of Urdu at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. For his poetic contribution, he has received several awards from Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy, Delhi Urdu Academy. He has also scored of papers published in referred journals and elsewhere. "Sher-e-Chiraag" a collection of Poetries, was published in 2001. His other noted works are "Shaguftagi dil ki","Adab ki tameer","Samandar Aashna", "Jayeze" etc.