Famous Urdu poet Rahat Indori passes away, hours after announcing he is Covid-19 positive

He suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after testing positive for COVID-19.

Written by August 11, 2020 17:39

New Delhi: A day after testing positive for coronavirus, legendary Urdu poet and lyricist Dr. Rahat Indori, 70, passed away at Indore’s Aurobindo Hospital on Tuesday.

Famous Urdu poet Rahat Indori passes away, hours after announcing he is Covid-19 positive

Chairman of the hospital, Dr Vinod Bhandari said that Indori was hit by two heart attacks earlier in the day and he was also suffering from pneumonia. Bhandari further said Indori was admitted to the hospital on suspicion of coronavirus on Sunday, following which he tested positive for the virus on Monday.

The celebrated poet had earlier this morning tweeted to share about his coronavirus diagnosis with his fans and had urged them to pray for his speedy recovery.

He was a well-known figure in the genre of Urdu poetry, ghazals and has also penned lyrics for several Bollywood songs. The 70-year-old lyricist has penned the lyrics of several Bollywood songs for movies like ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’, ‘Murder’ and others.

He is survived by his wife Seema Rahat and his four children. (ANI)