Salim of Nishapur is recorded as being a pupil of Shah Mahmud and a master in nasta'liq, particularly when writing in colours. He lived in Mashhad and died circa AH 990 (1582-83 AD). His recorded works are dated between AH 961 (1554-55 AD) and AH 976 (1568-69 AD) (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh-Nevisan, Vol. I, Tehran, 1345 sh, pp. 282-4).