Marghub Alam always had great interest in Ghazals. He has grown up reading and listening to ghazals of lot of great Urdu poets. He thus developed passion for Ghazals while in college and himself started writing. His poetry is very simple but meaning full. Even common man can understand it easily. He has used most simple words to express most complex and delicate feelings.

Marghub Alam was born in Delhi to Iqbal Ahmed and Islaman Jahan. His parents belong to Bulandshahr (U.P.) but settled in Delhi in 1943. He took primary education from a nearby school and then studied in Delhi United Christian Higher Secondary School. He did M.A in economics and later LL.B from Delhi University.

After completing studies, set up a factory in Sahibabad near Delhi. But his passion for ghazals continued throughout. He writes ghazals under pen name ALAM. He does not attend Mushairas but recites his poetry in private family and friends gatherings regularly. Married to Saba, he has two children; daughter Hiba Alam and son Naved Alam.