Famous poet Rahat Indori, whose powerful and lucid poetry filled halls and connected with the young and old alike, died of a heart attack at a hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Tuesday while being treated for COVID-19, his son said.
The 70-year-old was undergoing treatment at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences in Indore. “He (Rahat Indori) suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved… He had 60% pneumonia,” Dr Vinod Bhandari was quoted as saying by ANI.
The veteran poet, who was quite active on social media, earlier today took to Twitter to announce that he has tested for the virus.
“After showing initial COVID-19 symptoms, I underwent the COVID-19 test on Monday and tested positive for the virus today. I have been admitted to Aurobindo hospital,” Indori had written on Twitter this afternoon.