Mohtashim was born in Mandi (Poonch) in 1971 and did his schooling from Government Boys Higher Secondary Mandi. He could not continue his study due to his father's death. He has immensely contributed to Urdu poetry over the years.
Mohtashim is presently working as a journalist and is associated with various dailies of the state.
Mohtashim Ahtasham reciting his poetry