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'Your will never be forgotten': Netizens mourn loss of 'awami shayar' Rahat Indori

Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away due to heart attack on Tuesday, hours after he announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. 

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'Your will never be forgotten': Netizens mourn loss of 'awami shayar' Rahat Indori
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Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away due to heart attack on Tuesday, hours after he announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. 

The 70-year-old poet was admitted to Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore where he breathed his last this evening. 

Earlier today, he had informed his fans on Twitter that he was tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing some initial symptoms.

He was admitted to Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore where he breathed his last this evening. 

Known for his acerbic one-liners on stage, Indori was a well-known figure of modern Urdu poetry. 

He also penned lyrics for several Bollywood movies including "Khuddar", "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S" and "Murder" among others. He collaborated with music director Anu Malik in several films. 

Rahat Indori, born as Rahat Qureshi in 1950, was also a former professor of Urdu language. He taught Urdu literature at Devi Ahilya University, Indore after earning his PhD from Bhoj University in Madhya Pradesh. 

The nation, already mourning the loss of some of the most loved figures of the country including Irrfan Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput, erupted in grief after the news of Indori's death spread. 

From politicians to poets to ordinary netizens, all paid rich tribute to the immensely popular poet. 

Here are some of the tweets mourning the loss of Rahat Indori, whose poetry reached the heart of all and sundry:

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