|Born||1 November 1951|
|Occupation(s)||Television personality, philanthropist, socialite|
|Relatives||Allama Iqbal (maternal grandfather)|
Javed Iqbal (uncle)
Sardar Begum (grandmother)
Waleed Iqbal (cousin)
He is a maternal grandson of the poet and literary scholar Allama Iqbal and nephew of Javed Iqbal. His paternal grandfather, Mian Amiruddin, was the first Muslim Lord Mayor of Lahore. Salahuddin is a distant relative of the Taseer family, from which the ex-Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer came.
Salahuddin is the owner and resident of Haveli Barood Khana, a traditional 18th century Mughal-style haveli located in Lahore's walled city. He has hosted parties, dinners, and get-togethers at his residence and elsewhere. High-profile personalities from throughout the country are invited as guests. He is a figure in the city's arts and culture circles who is credited for reviving Basant festivals and organising various musical, artistic, and poetic gatherings; the popular entertainment and music show Virsa: Heritage Revived broadcast on PTV is hosted by Salahuddin and has invited performances from a number of music artists. Pakistan Television Corporation producers and directors have used the above-mentioned Mughal-style haveli's large-sized enclosed outdoors ('haveli sehan' in Urdu language) to hold the music concerts for a live audience for their TV program Virsa: Heritage Revived.
According to a major Pakistani English-language newspaper, Yousuf Salahuddin has been playing a critical role in reviving and promoting the cultural heritage of Pakistan.
- Kaul, Suvir (2001). The Partitions of Memory:The Afterlife of the Division of India. Delhi: Permanent Black. p. 198. ISBN 81-78240130.
- Party politics for Pakistan's poor Yousuf Salahuddin's interview on BBC News Published 3 Jan 2003, Retrieved 21 December 2018
- Yousuf Salahuddin, listed on the official Pakistan government website as a former member of the Provincial Punjab Assembly of Pakistan Retrieved 21 December 2018
- The old-world charms of Mian Salli (Yousuf Salahuddin) on The Friday Times (newspaper) Published 25 July 2014, Retrieved 21 December 2018
- Kaul, Suvir (2001). The Partitions of Memory:The Afterlife of the Division of India. Delhi: Permanent Black. p. 202. ISBN 81-78240130.
- Virsa Heritage Revived - Eid Special, music show hosted by Yousuf Salahuddin, held on 8 Nov 2010 Retrieved 21 December 2018
- Lost spring in Lahore The Indian Express (newspaper), Published 22 March 2012, Retrieved 21 December 2018
- Catching up with Yousuf Salahuddin The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 23 June 2015, Retrieved 21 December 2018
- Interview with Yousuf Salahuddin on sonyarehman.wordpress.com website Published 5 September 2012, Retrieved 21 December 2018