Rahat Indori, The Legendary Poet is no more…

Renowned poet Rahat Indori succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday. He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to Aurobindo hospital, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

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.

The hospital staff informed his family members about his demise.

Indori had gone through the COVID test after experiencing initial symptoms of the disease. In his last tweet, he had appealed to the people to pray for his health so that he wins over the disease.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had also tweeted about his health and wished him early recovery from the disease.

His fans were in shock after learning about him being infected and admitted to the hospital.

Indori had penned down many poems and 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 others.

Here are Some Shayari by Rahat Indori

Kabhi akele mein milkar jhinjod dunga usse,
Jaha jaha se woh toota hain jod dunga usse
Mujhe woh chhor gya yeh kamaal hain uska,
Irrada maine kiya tha ki chhod dunga usse.

Haath khaali hain tere shahar se jaate jaate
Jaan hoti to meri jaan lutaate jaate

Ab to har haath ka patthar hamein pahchanta hai
Umar gujari hai tere shahar mein aate jaate

Na humsafar na kisi hum- nasheen se niklega,
Hamare paanv ka kaanta hamin se niklega.

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