Rahat Indori

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Rahat Indori
Rahat Saab At Ahmedabad.jpg
BornRahat Qureshi
(1950-01-01)1 January 1950
Indore, Madhya Bharat, Dominion of India (in present-day Madhya Pradesh, India)
Died11 August 2020(2020-08-11) (aged 70)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Lyricist
  • poet
EducationMA, PhD in Urdu literature
Alma materIslamia Karimia College, Indore
Barkatullah University, Bhopal
GenreGhazal, Nazm, Geet
SpouseSeema Rahat
Anjum Rehbar
(m. 1988; div. 1993)

Rahat Indori (1 January 1950 – 11 August 2020) was an Indian Bollywood lyricist and Urdu poet.[1] He was also a former professor of Urdu language and a painter.[2] He was a language professor at Devi Ahilya University, Indore. As a movie score composer, his best known works were Khuddar, Mission Kashmir and Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities. Indori was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Indori died on 11 August 2020 at a hospital in Indore from COVID-19, aged 70.[3] He was tested positive for the infection the night before.[4]

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  1. "MP's Bollywood connection grows behind the camera". India Today. 12 September 2008.
  2. Joshi, Sopan (20 May 2019). "Urdu poetry's shape-shifter". India Today. Archived from the original on 12 May 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. Tiwari, Tarun (11 August 2020). "Indore: Legendary poet Rahat Indori dies of COVID-19". Free Press Journal India. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  4. "Noted Urdu Poet Rahat Indori Tests Positive for Covid-19, Admitted to Hospital". News18. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2020.