Rai Bahadur Saligram ji, popularly known as Huzur Maharaj ji, was born in a Kayastha family of Peepal Mandi, Agra, on 14 March 1829. He served as chief inspector of post offices in India, and in 1881, promoted as the Postmaster General of the North-Western Provinces with headquarters at Allahabad. He was the first Indian to hold this coveted post.
He came in contact with his guru, Swami ji Maharaj in 1858 in Agra. He had a deep faith in his guru and became the follower of the Radha Soami spiritual movement. For twenty years (1858–1878) he served his guru. Nine years after Swami Shiv Dayal Singh Ji's death, Rai Saligram Bahadur moved back to Agra upon his retirement and took up the role of guru.
The satsang of Salig Ram Maharaj exploded with disciples from all over India, including a viceroy. Salig Ram wrote several volumes of popular books on the Radha Soami faith. For twenty years (1878–1898) he served as guru and left this world on December 6, 1898.