Born to Mr. Bashir Ahmad Makhdoomi and Mrs Badshah Gowher in 1977 Mohammad Zahid comes from a small but beautiful town, Anantnag in Kashmir. His father was a teacher and educationist, who had a keen interest in English Language and always urged his students to improve their communication skills and explore the beauty of the English Language and in various capacities throughout his life, had a significant contribution towards education. His mother studied Persian Language in the University of Kashmir. This multilingual and multicultural background exposed him to rich literature and he grew up to love literature. His childhood was spent in the company of books, mostly abridged editions of world classics and this groomed his interest towards literature. He is a Banker by profession and has been writing poetry for the last twenty years. His poem, 'The Addict's Lament' was selected in the program The Sound of Poetry featuring 33 poets from all over the world by the International Library of Poetry Florida USA in 2001. His poem 'Panacea' features in the anthology The Best Poets & Poems of 2002 by the same organization where his other poems, 'Posterity Prays' and 'The Crimson Dusk' have been selected as Editor's Favourite Poems. He has also been published by the Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art Culture & Languages in several issues of their quarterly journal Sheeraza . His poetry also features on the poetry website Muse India where his work has been richly reviewed by fellow poets. He has also been a guest editor at Muse India. His poem Amante Egare was awarded Special Mention Prize in the Unison Publications-Reliance Time Out Poetry Awards in Bangalore in 2011 and was translated into French language by Alliance Française de Hyderabad. The poet also features in TIMESCAPES a collection of poems by 22 Indian poets released by Unisun Publications and Reliance Timeout. His poetry has been selected in the International Poetry Festival Guntur for the last five years consecutively where he also participated in December 2012. He also presented his poetry in the Hyderabad Literary Festival 2010 and the one held in 2013. His poetry has also featured in Maulana Azad Journal of English Language & Literature a peer reviewed journal of Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad. His poem The Voice of Silence won the sacred Heart College poetry competition and he was included in the Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts as a poet and photographer. He has passion for photography and likes to capture scenic landscapes through the lens. He also writes articles on various contemporary issues that mostly get featured in Greater Kashmir, an English daily with a global readership from Jammu & Kashmir.