|Born||1936 (age 80–81)
Early life and education
Masud is the son of Syed Masud Hasan Rizvi 'Adeeb', also a Lucknow University Professor of Persian and a famed scholar of dastaan who was awarded the 'Padma Shri' for 'Literature and Education' in 1970, and the brother of the noted satirist Azhar Masud.
Career and honors
He is the author of many scholarly books and translations (notably of Kafka), but is best known for his short stories, collected in the volumes Ganjifa, Simiya, Itr-e-kaafoor, and Taoos Chaman Ki Myna. For the last, he was awarded the 2001 Urdu prize of the Sahitya Akademi and the Saraswati Samman in 2007.
- Dawn Books And Authors (17 February 2013). "COLUMN: Naiyer Masud: "A passionate but calm realist of the strange" by Muhammad Umar Memon". DAWN. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
- "Naiyer Masud". Penguin Books India. Retrieved 7 February 2015.