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.
Indori, 70, was also a former professor of Urdu language and a painter. Prior to this he was a pedagogist of Urdu literature at Devi Ahilya University, Indore.
Indori suffered three consecutive cardiac episodes. After the first attack, he was stabilising, when the two successive cardiac episodes led to his death.
Indori was awarded a PhD in Urdu literature from the Bhoj University of Madhya Pradesh in 1985 for his thesis titled Urdu Main Mushaira.