Syed Zahoor Shah Hashmi Syed Zahoor Shah Hashmi (سید ظہور شاہ ہاشمی) a.k.a. Syed Hashmi (سید ہاشمی) (b. 21 April 1926; d. 4 March 1978) was an academic, a poet writer and a philosopher. He is considered an important figure in Balochi literature. He wrote in Balochi, Urdu, Persian, and Arabic. Syed Hashmi was awarded Pride of Performance.