Born in Lucknow, Omar attended Sherwood College, Naini Tal. He was associated with the Jang Group's daily The News International, in Karachi for the past many years. From 1983 to 1988, he wrote a column for The Star Weekend; beginning in 1989, he wrote for The News.
- Zulfikar Ghose, ed. (1971). Pieces of eight: eight poets from Pakistan: Zulfikar Ghose, M. K. Hameed, Shahid Hosain, Adrian Husain, Nadir Hussein, Kaleem Omar, Taufiq Rafat, Salman Tariq Kureshi. Oxford University Press.
- Kaleem Omar, ed. (1975). Wordfall: three Pakistani poets, Taufiq Rafat, Maki Kureishi, Kaleem Omar. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-577217-3.
- Muneeza Shamsie, ed. (1997). A Dragonfly in the sun: an anthology of Pakistani writing in English. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-577784-0.
- Journalist, poet Kaleem Omar dead Dawn.com. Retrieved on 26 June 2009.
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