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Muslim Saleem

India / Urdu

Poems were written mainly in Urdu language. Dominant movement is other.


Muslim Saleem is an Urdu poet and journalist from India.

Personal life

Saleem was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. His father Saleem Wahid Saleem was also Urdu poet. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979.


He began his career as a journalist on the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed. He worked in Hindi-language and English-language journalism,he has worked as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal.

He has 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. Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language. ..