Notable poet and lyricist Rahat Indori has passed away. He was admitted to a hospital in Indore after being tested positive for Covid-19.
As per the reports, 70-year-old Rahat Indori was admitted due to corona and breathing problems. He died of a heart attack.
Dr Vinodi Bhandari of Indore’s Sri Orvindo Hospital informed the national news agency ANI that on Tuesday he had a heart attack twice and could not be saved.
The social media platforms are loaded with the condolences notes to him from various eminent personalities as well as the public.
“Now I am neither my nor my past, Still famous in cities are my … ” Goodbye, Rahat Indori sir”, tweeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
“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
Historian and author Rana Safvi termed the poet’s death a “huge huge loss to a fearless voice and to the world of poetry”.
Huge huge loss to a fearless voice and to the world of poetry
Inna lillahe Wa Inna lillahe Rajeun
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— Rana Safvi رعنا राना (@iamrana) August 11, 2020
— Tahir Ashraf (@Tahir_A) August 11, 2020
One of the most powerful,prolific and inspiring poets of India passes on.
Inna lillaahe wa inna elaihi raaje’oon (from God we have come and to Him is our return)
Salaam and RIP #RahatIndori sahab. You will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to the family.
— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) August 11, 2020
Speechless to hear the news of @rahatindori‘s passing away. This is a personal loss. May Allah grant him maghfirah & illuminate his grave
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) August 11, 2020