Muslim Saleem

(01 November 1954 / 1950 / Shahabad, Uttar Pradesh / India)

Biography of Muslim Saleem

Muslim Saleem poet

Muslim Saleem (Urdu: مسلم سلیم ) is an Urdu poet and journalist. He was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. He is the son of the well-known Urdu poet Saleem Wahid Saleem. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979. He began his career as a journalist on the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed. He has also worked in Hindi-language and English-language journalism, most recently as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal. He is the author of Aamad Aamad, a compilation of his poetry.

Several of his couplets are well known in the Urdu language. He won the Yaad-e-Basit Tarhi Mushaira, a poetry competition, in 1982. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Urdu-language publications Shair, Ahang, Asri, Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and other periodicals and magazines.

Muslim Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language, both historic and currently active. His work in service of the Urdu language was recognized in a special 2011 edition of the periodical Abadi Kiran, devoted to his work.

Well-known couplets by Muslim Saleem include:

1. Kaun hai is shahr mein mujh se zyaada baakhtawar Mujh ko saare bewafaaon ke patey maloom hain
2. Deo qaamat wo shajar jab tez aandhi mein gira Pasta-qad jitne they paudey sab qad-aawar ho gaye
3. Taqdeer ki mujh se yunhi takraar chalegi Main saaye mein baithhoon gaa to deewar chale gi

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