ALIM, a Muslim poet, enjoyed the patronage of Guru Gobind Singh. Formerly in the employ of Prince Mu\’azzam (later Emperor Bahadur Shah), he probably came to Guru Gobind Singh sometime during the period 1687-94 when the prince, having fallen from the favour of his father, Aurangzib, was under internment. Only a single stanza of Alam in Hindi, in Gurmukhi script, survives in which he celebrates the bounty of his master, Guru Gobind Singh.
1. Padam, Piara Singh, Guru Gobind Singh Jide Darban Ratan. Patiala, 1976