Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori on Tuesday breathed his last leaving behind a rich heritage of his literary works that both the young and the old can equally relate to. Rahat Indori, who is known for his sarcasm and deep meaningful couplets, died of a heart attack.
He was admitted to Indore’s Aurobindo Hospital where he was availing treatment for coronavirus, his son Satlaj Indori said. Rahat Indori was 70-year-old and was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday morning only, after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Satlaj said he was admitted to the hospital for coronavirus treatment, but passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at around 5 pm.
Rahat Indori asked fans to pray for him
Rahat Indori has informed his fans and followers about his confirmed COVID-19 test report on Tuesday morning. He also said he will keep everyone updated through his social media accounts.
He had tweeted: “After initial symptoms of COVID-19, my corona test was done yesterday which came out positive. Pray that I defeat this disease as soon as possible.” Unfortunately, it became his last message to his millions of fans across the globe.
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
Written famous Bollywood songs
With a 50-year career in poetry, Rahat Indori was known for the lyrics of songs like “M Bole to” from Munnabhai MBBS (2003), and “Neend Churai Mei” from Ishq (1997).
‘Bulati hai magar jane ka nahin’
Earlier this year, his poem “Bulati hai magar jane ka nahi” went viral on social media, rendering him a sensation among the youth.
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One of the most popular lines of the poet was “Sabhi ka khoon hai shamil yahan ki mitti mein; Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai (Everybody’s blood mingles in the soil; Hindustan does not belong solely to one)”.
Condolences pour in
As soon as the news of the poet’s demise spread, people cutting across professions posted condolence messages for the poet. Many posted the famous lines written by Indori. Some of them include Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, social activist Prashant Bhushan, Ravi Shashtri, Kailash Vijayvargiya, Kamal Nath, Arun Yadav and Mahua Moitra among others.
“अब ना मैं हूँ ना बाक़ी हैं ज़माने मेरे,
फिर भी मशहूर हैं शहरों में फ़साने मेरे…”
अलविदा, राहत इंदौरी साहब।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 11, 2020
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