He moved to Scotland and played for Glasgow Celtic in the 1936-37 season. According to The Guardian: "What caught the eye of the locals was sadly not his talents, but the bandages he wore on his feet instead of boots; apparently, that was the custom where he came from. Still, he figured twice for the reserves in 1936, scoring a penalty against Hamilton."
Salim Bachi Khan was one of the first non-white footballers to play in Britain before the Second World War. Others in this category included Arthur Wharton, Hassan Hegazi, Walter Tull, Alfred Charles and Hong Ying Soo.
Salim Bachi Khan died in Calcutta on 5th November 1980.