He has a son named Hazim Tahsin Said.
He traveled in 1975 after the Algiers Agreement led to the crushing of the Kurds' resistance.
On August 4, 2014, he issued a plea to world leaders, concerning plight of the Yazidi being attacked by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
- Shefler, Gil (August 7, 2014). "Islamic State accused of capturing Yazidi women and forcing them to convert, or else". Washington Post. Religion News Service. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- "What you did not know about Iraq's Yazidi minority". Al Arabiya News. Al Arabiya Network. Al Arabiya Institute for Studies. August 11, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- Malas, Nour (August 15, 2014). "Driven From Their Homes, Iraq's Yazidis Seek Protection". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- Tolan, Kemal and Telim (April 1999). "Interview with the chief of the Yezidis - Mir Tahsin Beg Saied". yeziden.de. Center for Ezidische Research. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- Packer, George (August 6, 2014). "A Friend Flees the Horror of ISIS". New Yorker. Retrieved October 7, 2014.