SALAM BIN RAZZAQ is the pen name of Shaikh Abdussalam Abdurrazzaq who was born in 1941 in Panwil in Maharashtra, India. Two years after finishing high school he published his first short story in the literary magazine Sha'ir. He is the author of three collections of short stories, two in Urdu and one in Hindi; he also translates Marathi fiction into Urdu. He lives in Mumbai where he teaches in a school run by the Municipal Corporation.