Salim Saleem was born in the reputed city of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh in the year 1985. After completing his early education at Jamiat-ul-Falaah, Bilariyaganj; he headed to Aligarh and obtained bachelors degree. Salim obtained his masters degree in Urdu from the prestigous Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. He went on to get an M.Phil degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi wherein he wrote a paper on the famous Urdu poet Jaun Eliya. In his research, Salim has keenly explored Jaun Eliya’s mysterious personality and poetic skills. He is currently a Ph.D scholar at University of Delhi with the subject of his thesis being the works of the celebrated Urdu poet and critic Saleem Ahmed.