Noted Urdu poet and lyricist Rahat Indori, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, died due to the viral infection in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.
The 70-year-old was undergoing treatment in Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences in Indore. “He (Rahat Indori) suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved… He had 60% pneumonia,” Dr Vinod Bhandari was quoted as saying by ANI.
अपनी शायरी से लाखों-करोड़ों दिलों पर राज करने वाले मशहूर शायर, हरदिल अज़ीज़ श्री राहत इंदौरी का निधन मध्यप्रदेश और देश के लिए अपूरणीय क्षति है। मैं ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करता हूँ कि उनकी आत्मा को शांति दें और उनके परिजनों और चाहने वालों को इस अपार दुःख को सहने की शक्ति दें।
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) August 11, 2020
The veteran poet, who was quite active on social media, earlier today took to Twitter to announce that he has tested for the virus.
“After showing initial COVID-19 symptoms, I underwent the COVID-19 test on Monday and tested positive for the virus today. I have been admitted to Aurobindo hospital,” Indori had written on Twitter this afternoon.