Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passes away merely a day after testing positive for COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.
The 70-year-old poet was an active social media user and earlier took to Twitter to announce that he has contacted the novel virus. He died due to a viral infection at the hospital.
“After showing initial Covid19 symptoms, I was tested for the virus on Monday and I am declared positive for the virus today and have been admitted to Aurobindo hospital,” Indori had written on Twitter this afternoon.
Take a look at his tweet here:
कोविड के शरुआती लक्षण दिखाई देने पर कल मेरा कोरोना टेस्ट किया गया, जिसकी रिपोर्ट पॉज़िटिव आयी है.ऑरबिंदो हॉस्पिटल में एडमिट हूँ
दुआ कीजिये जल्द से जल्द इस बीमारी को हरा दूँ
एक और इल्तेजा है, मुझे या घर के लोगों को फ़ोन ना करें, मेरी ख़ैरियत ट्विटर और फेसबुक पर आपको मिलती रहेगी.
— Dr. Rahat Indori (@rahatindori) August 11, 2020
A doctor at Sri Aurobindo Hospital said Indori had suffered two heart attacks. “He was admitted
to the hospital on Sunday, after testing positive for COVID-19. He had 60% pneumonia,” said Dr Vinod Bhandari.
Rahat Indori was one of the most well-known faces of Urdu Mushaira and Kavita Sammelan in the country. The famous poet was also one of the most sought after lyricists in Bollywood. In his 40-45 years as a lyricist and poet, Rahat Indori traveled internationally to recite poetry. He has attended poetic symposiums in almost all the districts of India and has also traveled multiple times to USA, UK, UAE, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Mauritius, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal.
He is credited to have written for over 30+ lyrics in Bollywood and penned 7 best selling books in his lifetime. The famous TikTok line “Bulati hai Magar Jaane Ka Nahi” is also part of Rahat Indori’s popular verses.
The poet world truly lost a gem today. May his soul rest in peace.
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