Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori dies in Indore hospital

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INDORE: Noted Urdu poet Dr Rahat Indori died following a

massive heart attack

on Tuesday, a day after he was admitted to a hospital upon testing Covid-19 positive. He was 70.
Dr Indori suffered three

consecutive cardiac episodes

. After the first attack, he was stabilising, when the two successive cardiac episodes led to his death, Sri Aurbindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS)

director Dr Vinod Bhandari

told TOI.
The Urdu poet was shifted to SAIMS, a Covid-19 care hospital after he suffered breathlessness and

lung congestion

at a local nursing home. “He presented with bilateral

pneumonia

with the involvement of 50% of his lungs,” Dr Bhandari said.
Dr Indori also suffered from diabetes,

hypertension

and cardiac issues, he said.
Born on January 1, 1950, Dr Indori had gained accolades for his Urdu poetry that on many occasions tickled the funny bones of the audience. He was also a Bollywood lyricist.
A former Urdu professor, Dr Indori had taken part in numerous poetry meets in India and abroad.
In Video:Rahat Indori passes away due to cardiac arrest after testing positive for COVID-19

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