Rahat Indori, a celebrated Urdu poet and lyricist, passed away on Tuesday, 11th August 2020 after suffering two cardiac arrests. He was admitted to the hospital last Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19.
The 70-year-old lyricist had multiple health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney problem. His last tweet on Tuesday morning confirmed that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He’d asked his well-wishers to pray for his victory over the fatal novel coronavirus. People have been mourning his death and expressing their grief across social media platforms, ever since the news of his death broke out yesterday.
He was one of the best Urdu poets in the country and had a doctorate in Urdu literature. Rahat Indori had also worked in Bollywood as a lyricist. He wrote many famous Bollywood songs for films such Munnabhai MBBS, Ghatak, Ishq, Khuddar and Meenaxi. A recent poem by this king of Mushairas, named “Bulati hai magar jane ka nahi” became a source of inspiration for the youth in this time when social distancing became the new normal.
Not only in India, but his Urdu poems and Mushairas were famous around the world. Rahat Indori Sahab’s work was also replete with social commentary with a dash of humor. He was very well admired among his fans and was always surrounded by huge crowds of people. The blend of Hindi and Urdu in his poems makes them even more beautiful and catchy. An all-rounder with diverse talents, Rahat sahab, had also painted several Bollywood posters and banners.
His last rites were performed in Indore; however, he will always remain in the hearts of people for his charismatic personality.