Jafar Askari is the son of famous Urdu critic Prof. Syed Ahtesham Hussain. He spent a considerable time in Allahabad where Muslim Saleem had a chance to meet him regularly at his Khuldabad house. Later, Jafar Askari moved to and settled in Lucknow. He joined Shia College there and has now retired as Urdu reader. Here is what Jafar Askari thinks about Muslim Saleem and his poetry.