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Noted Urdu Poet Rahat Indori passes away, had tested Covid-19 positive

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New Delhi, Aug 11: Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori,who had tested positive for Covid-19 has passed away. He was 70. Quoting a doctor from Sri Aurobindo Hospital, news portal ANI tweeted that the poet suffered from two heart attacks today and had 60 per cent pneumonia.

"Urdu poet Rahat Indori (file pic) passes away at the hospital. He suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after testing positive for #COVID19. He had 60% pneumonia," reads the tweet.

 Noted Urdu Poet Rahat Indori tests positive for Covid-19

In a tweet in Hindi, he said that he got himself tested on Monday after he experienced initial symptoms of the disease.

Born 1 January 1950, Rahat Indori is an Indian Bollywood lyricist and Urdu language poet. He is 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.

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    Indori has performed in Mushaira and Kavi Sammelan from last 40 - 45 Years. He has traveled widely internationally to recite poetry. He has attended poetic symposiums in almost all the Districts of India and have also traveled multiple times to USA, UK, UAE, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Mauritius, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal etc.

    Meanwhile, India's Covid-19 tally climbed to 22,68,675 on Tuesday. In the last 24 hours, 871 additional deaths have been reported and the total number of fatalities has risen to 45,257.

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