Hours after tweeting that he was COVID-19 positive, Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away today. The cause of death has been ascertained to be two heart attacks by the doctors. The 70-year-old was also suffering from Pneumonia.
After initial symptoms of the virus surfaced, the 70-year-old was admitted to Aurobindo hospital, Madhya Pradesh. However, his doctors confirmed that he passed away as he could not survive the heart attacks.
According to the COO of Shri Aurobindo Hospital, Rajeev Singh, Indori was admitted to the hospital on Monday night. “He was shifted to Aurobindo from a private hospital and his condition was critical. He breathed his last between 4.15 pm to 4.30 pm,” Singh said.
Indori was a well-known Urdu poet. Recently, his poem titled 'Bulati Hai Magar Jaane Ka Nahi….’ became the inspiration for many meme makers amid the pandemic and social distancing.
The 70-year-old poet was born on January 1, 1950, in Indore. He did his schooling in Nutan School and graduated from Islamia Karimia College, Indore. He also did his Ph.D. in Urdu Literature from Bhoj University of Madhya Pradesh.
Indori had also featured in Kapil Sharma’s show twice and was famous for his Urdu poems and mushairas, globally.
Rahat Indori was a well-known figure in the genre of Urdu poetry and had also penned lyrics for several Bollywood songs. He had written the songs for the movies 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S', 'Murder', and many others.
Here's one of his couplets that is apt today, "Afwah thi ki Meri tabiyat kharab hai, logon ne pooch pooch k bimar kardiya."