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Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori dies after testing Covid-19 positive, tributes pour in

Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away at a hospital in Indore in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. 

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: August 11, 2020 23:39 IST

Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away at a hospital in Indore in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. A doctor at Sri Aurobindo Hospital said Indori suffered three heart attacks. "He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after testing positive for COVID-19. He had 60% pneumonia," said Dr Vinod Bhandari.

He was 70. Earlier in the day, the renowned lyricist had announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for coronavirus. "My corona test was done yesterday after initial symptoms of COVID19 were seen, The report has turned out to be positive. I am admitted to Aurobindo Hospital. Pray that I shall defeat this disease as soon as possible. There is another appeal, do not call me or the people at home, you will get updates on Twitter and Facebook, "Rahat Indori,had tweeted.

With a 50-year career in poetry, Indori was known for the lyrics of songs like "M Bole to" from Munnabhai MBBS (2003), and "Neend Churai Mei" from Ishq (1997). Earlier this year, his poem "Bulati hai magar jane ka nahi" went viral on social media, rendering him a sensation among the youth.

As soon as the news of his demise surfaced on the internet, several celebrities and well-known personalities took to social media to pay respect to the legendary poet. 

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  • 9:06 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Gulzar said Indori's demise is "more than a big loss" which cannot be quantified

    "He was one of a kind. It's as if somebody has left a void in our Urdu mushairas which can never be filled," he told PTI. He remembered Indori as someone who would steal the thunder at mushairas (poetry symposium). "Wo toh lutera tha mushairon ka," Gulzar said.

    Gulzar said Indori was in total rapport with the new generation and times.

    "People of all ages used to wait for his turn at mushairas. One mostly comes across romantic shers in mushairas, but all his work that he read was about the sociopolitical and contemporary climate," he added.

  • 6:58 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    A great loss to the nation and the world of poetry: Naved Jafri

  • 6:31 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Salim Khan mourns Rahat Indori's death

    Speaking to India TV, Salim Khan mourned Rahat Indori's death and said, "Very sorry to hear about Rahat Indori Sahab. Besides being an excellent poet, he was a great human being as well. He wasn't meant to be gone so soon."

    (Joyeeta Mitra Suvarna)

  • 6:23 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Rahat Indori's death is an irreparable loss to Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

  • 6:19 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Roshan Abbas extends heartfelt condolence

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