Famous Urdu Poet Rahat Indori Passed Away At 70; He Had Coronavirus Infection

by Shatakshi Gupta

Eminent Urdu poet Rahat Indori is no more. He took his last breath at 5 o’clock on Tuesday evening. He had coronavirus infection. He was admitted to a hospital in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He had suffered a heart attack twice today, but could not be saved.

 His death has been confirmed by Sri Aurobindo Hospital.  The hospital’s doctor Vinod Bhandari told the news agency ANI, “Rahat Indori Sahab is no more.  He had two heart attacks, but we could not save him.  He was brought to the hospital on Sunday after being found corona positive. He also had 60 per cent pneumonia.

Indore DM Manish Singh told news agency PTI-Bhasha, “Indori infected with COVID-19 died while undergoing treatment at Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAMS) is no more.”  He said that Indori were already suffering from chronic diseases like heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes.

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 After listening to the news of his demise there is a wave of sorrow among Poets nationwide.  His fellow poets, friends, loved ones and fans expressed grief, condolences and surprise at his demise.  Kumar Vishwas is one of them.  He tweeted about it.

 His Poem became slogan during CAA Protest

Kisi Ke Baap Ka HindustanThodi Hai’, during the CAA-NRC protests, this poetry of Rahat Indori made a lot of headlines.  Posters of this poem of famous Urdu poet Rahat Indori were also seen in the hands of protesters.

 In fact, on the issue of CAA-NRC, Rahat Indori had said his opinion that this country is not the property of any individual, party or religion.  Keeping it among the people through Shayari, he said that ‘Indian soil has the blood of everyone, India is not the property of anyone’s father’.

 Rahat on this Shayari, which became famous during the CAA-NRC protests, expressed happiness that the people were using it to raise their demands.  Rahat Indori had said that these lines belong to every Indian citizen who has the passion to sacrifice for his India.