A grand poetic gathering was held on October 3, 2016 at Urdu Ghar, Allahabad. Muslim Saleem was chief guest of the function. Noted bilingual poet Ehtiram Islam presided over the function where Hasan Fatehpuri was guest of honour. Proceedings were conducted by leading High Court advocate and poet MA Qadeer.
Eminent satirist Fazl e Hasnain threw light on works and life of Muslim Saleem. He also congratulated Ehtiram Islam for receiving Rs. 2 lakh award for his Hindi poetry.