Rahat Indori – Indian Urdu Poet dies after testing positive for COVID-19

Veteran Urdu poet from India Dr. Rahat Indori died at the age of 70, here on Tuesday.

Rahat Indori died at a hospital in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. He had tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.

Sources from Sri Aurobindo Hospital, Indore said the poet suffered two heart attacks on Monday. Earlier he was tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted in the hospital. Dr. Vinod Bhandari said he had 60% pneumonia.

Indori, was very active on social media and had written about his infection on his Twitter handle earlier in the day.

“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,” Indori had written.

A well-known Urdu poet, Indori had asked his followers and fans to wish him a speedy recovery, urging them to not call his family to enquire about his well-being and promising to update them via Twitter and Facebook.