Salabega was born in the first decade of the 17th century to a Mughal subedar and a Brahmin widow whom had father had forced to marry him. They lived in Orissa close to the famous Jagannatha temple. When Salabega became a young man he joined his father's army and began his career as a soldier. Once, after he hurt himself badly, he found that nothing would give him relief.
Salabega's mother advised him to chant Lord Krishna's name. He obeyed his mother and found the names of the Lord so sweet that he forgot everything and was healed of his pain. He was overcome by a desire to know more and visited the Jagannatha temple. The Brahmins would not let Salabega enter the temple because he was not a Hindu.
Watch a bhajan by Salabega in the Oriya language on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?