Renowned Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away at a hospital in Indore in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
A doctor at Sri Aurobindo Hospital said Indori suffered two heart attacks on Monday. “He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after testing positive for COVID-19. He had 60% pneumonia,” said Dr Vinod Bhandari.
Indori, 70, who was quite active on social media, had written about his infection on his Twitter handle earlier in the day.
A well-known Urdu poet, he had also asked his followers and fans to wish him a speedy recovery, and urged them to not call his family to enquire about his well-being, while promising to update them via Twitter and Facebook.
Indori was known to express his views on socio-political scenarios in the country.