Samim Ahmed writes novels, short stories and non-fiction in Bengali. An assistant professor of philosophy in R.K. Mission Vidyamandir, an autonomous post-graduate college, he is the author of eight published books and a regular contributor in reputed dailies in Bengali and English. Samim was born in 1973 in Birbhum district, West Bengal, and grew up in Murshidabad and Kolkata. He lives and writes in Kolkata. Saat Aasman (`Seven Heavens?) is his first novel.