Just earlier today, the renowned poet had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the Aurobindo hospital in his hometown Indore.
Coronavirus update: Poet and lyricist Rahat Indori dies of cardiac arrest at 70
Mumbai - 11 Aug 2020 19:07 IST
Updated : 19:43 IST
Renowned Urdu poet and occasional film lyricist Rahat Indori died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in his hometown Indore in Madhya Pradesh state. He was 70.
The poet had only been admitted to the Aurobindo hospital earlier in the day after testing positive for COVID-19.
Indori, who was quite active on social media, had tweeted this morning that he had tested positve and been admitted to hospital. "After showing initial COVID-19 symptoms, I was tested for the virus on Monday and I am declared positive for the virus today and have been admitted to Aurobindo hospital,” he wrote.
कोविड के शरुआती लक्षण दिखाई देने पर कल मेरा कोरोना टेस्ट किया गया, जिसकी रिपोर्ट पॉज़िटिव आयी है.ऑरबिंदो हॉस्पिटल में एडमिट हूँ— Dr. Rahat Indori (@rahatindori) August 11, 2020
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.
The news of his death was also released by his official Twitter handle in the evening.
राहत साहब का Cardiac Arrest की वजह से आज शाम 05:00 बजे इंतेक़ाल हो गया है.....— Dr. Rahat Indori (@rahatindori) August 11, 2020
उनकी मग़फ़िरत के लिए दुआ कीजिये....
Born Rahat Quraishi, the poet was renowned for his fiery Urdu verses through which he boldly expressed his socio-political views.
As a film lyricist, he contributed to quite a few Hindi films like Khuddar (1994), Mission Kashmir (2000) and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003).