India’s Legendary Urdu Poet Rahat Indori Dies at 70; Tributes Flood Twitter

New Delhi (Sputnik): A string of high-profile deaths in India have overwhelmed the nation with grief. After losing some of its beloved stars like Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, and Sushant Singh Rajput among others within three months, legendary Urdu poet Rahat Indori breathed his last today.

India’s legendary Urdu poet Rahat Indori died on Tuesday due to the coronavirus at the Aurobindo Hospital in Indore. The poet, who was already fighting 60 percent pneumonia, suffered two cardiac arrests while battling the contagious COVID-19 disease.

The famous poet, who ruled the hearts of poetry lovers in different parts of the country, had a following of 866.3K on Twitter.

The Urdu poet, who also composed iconic songs for yesteryear Bollywood classics like “Hamesha” and “Tamanna”, had updated his followers on his health late on 10 August, while requesting well wishers to refrain from calling him and his relatives.

​Tributes to Indori are flooding social media in India, with netizens fondly remembering him using his own heart-touching words. Several politicians including Ashok Ghelot, the state chief of Rajasthan, have also expressed their condolences at the unfortunate news.

In recent months, several Bollywood and Indian entertainment stars have died in India, leaving their fans in mourning.

Apart from Bollywood veterans – actors Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, choreographer Saroj Khan, and music composer Wajid Khan who died due to illness, Sushant Singh Rajput, his ex-manager Disha Salian, Manmeet Grewal, Anupama Pathak, and Sameer Sharma have lost their lives to unnatural tragedies. 

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