Saeed Naqvi is senior Indian journalist, television commentator, interviewer, and a Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He has interviewed world leaders and personalities in India and abroad, which appear in newspapers, magazines and on national television, remained editor of the World Report, a syndication service on foreign affairs, and has written for several publication, both global and Indian, including the BBC News, The Sunday Observer, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, The Indian Express and Outlook magazine. At the Indian Express, he started in 1977 as a Special Correspondent and eventually becoming, Editor, Indian Express, Madras, (1979 - 1984), and Foreign Editor, The Indian Express, Delhi in 1984, and continues to writes columns and features for the paper.
Currently anchoring a Primetime show “In Conversation” based on interviews with world statesman and other celebrities on NewsX, one of India’s most influential news channel. The transcripts are posted on the website of Observer Research Foundation.
He did his B.A. Honours from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. He went to Thomson School of Journalism, Cardiff, UK, for a Diploma in Journalism (1968) and was a Parvin Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA.
Saeed Naqvi started his journalist career as Staff Reporter with The Statesman, Delhi in 1964, later he became editor of the Sunday Magazine. During this period, in spring of ’68, when The Beatles visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh, he famously sneaked in along with fellow photographer, Raghu Rai and they not only filed new reports, but also took photographs inside.
As editor and producer, of WORLD REPORT, a weekly foreign affairs show on Doordarshan (the national network) called Worldview India, apart from a prime time international news and features series entitled It’s A Small World (1997 – 1999) for Star TV. From 1986-1997 WORLD REPORT produced a international affairs series entitled World Report for Doordarshan, featuring interviews with major world leaders.
Thereafter it produced a series of programmes entitled Hamara Bharat (My India) on India’s syncretic culture. Saeed has been Editor, Foreign Editor, Foreign Correspondent for major Indian dailies – The Indian Express, The Statesman and written for a range of publications like New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, Boston Globe and others.
- Reflections of an Indian Muslim, Har-Anand Publications, 1993. ISBN 8124100217.
- The Last Brahmin Prime Minister? Har-Anand Publications, 1996.