Urdu poet Rahat Indori dies of heart attack

Famous Urdu poet Rahat Indori, whose powerful and lucid poetry filled halls and connected with the young and old alike, died of a heart attack at a hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Tuesday while being treated for COVID-19. He was 70.

The teacher-turned-poet had been admitted to hospital on Tuesday morning after he tested positive for the disease. He is survived by three sons and a daughter.

“He was admitted for coronavirus treatment but died after suffering a heart attack,” son Satlaj Indori, also a poet, told the media.

Indore District Collector Manish Singh said Rahat Indori was undergoing treatment at the Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences.