Born in Gaya district Bihar, basically hails from a remote village Belwar, He completed his primary education from Public High School, Raniganj and moved to Mirza Ghalib College, Gaya for intermediate education. He completed his Bachelor's degree in English (Hons) from Magadh University, currently pursuing Master of Arts in English literature from School of Open Learning, IGNOU.
Azhar was much impressed by Urdu poets, and he inspired to write in Urdu poetry on initial periods, now he is working on English language novels and other projects.
He writes that at 7-8 years of age, he had become so fluent in Urdu so that people used to come to him to get their letters written. Then he moved to Delhi, he regularly read Urdu and English newspapers Aalami Sahara and TOI, and inquilaab.