Biography of Rahat Indori:
Rahat Indori (1 January 1950- 11 August 2020), was a well known Urdu language poet and an Indian Bollywood lyrics writer. He was a painter and also a former professor of Urdu language. Prior to this, he was a pedagogies of Urdu literature. He has written many popular songs in Bollywood. He earlier tested coronavirus positive. This celebrated poet passed away on 11 August 2020 after suffering cardiac arrest.
Early life and education:
Rahat Indori Ji was born on 1 January 1950 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. His father’s name was Rafatullah Qureshi, a cloth mill worker and mother Maqbool Un Nisa Begum, a housewife. He was their fourth child. He completed his Intermediate from Nutan School Indore. After this in the year of 1973, he completed his undergraduate course from Islamia Karimia College Indore and also completed his master’s degree in Urdu literature from Barkatullah University, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) in 1975 and passed out with a gold medal. He was awarded a Doctorate in Urdu literature from Bhoj University, Madhya Pradesh in the year of 1985, for his thesis ‘Urdu Main Mushaira. He was a brilliant student both in study and sports during his school and college days and also the captain of the football and hockey team at school and college level. When he was 19, he recited his first sher in his college. He was a very good painter and has also done a job as a successful painter. He painted several Bollywood posters and banners.
He had to face many problems to set up his life due to financial issues in his family. At the age of fewer than 10 years, he started working as a signboard painter. Very soon he became the best painter in Indore. There was a time when his customers had to wait for a long time to get the boards painted by him. He started teaching Urdu literature at Indore University and he was the best lecturer in the University. From the last 45 years, Rahat Indori was actively performing in Mushairas and started receiving invitations from all over the world. He was not only a celebrated poet in this country but was also a recognized Urdu poet internationally for his ability, hard work, and a characteristic style of delivering Ashaar. He has attended many Kavi Sammelans in the USA, UK, UAE, Canada, Singapore, Mauritius, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, etc. He has received a number of national and international awards for Urdu Sher-o-Shayari. He was also a popular lyrics writer in the Bollywood film industry. Some of his lyrics used in Bollywood movies such as Munna Bhai MBBS, Kareeb, Minakshee, Ghatak, Khudar Murder, etc. In addition, his short liner Bulati Hai Magar Jane Ka Nahi became very famous on social media. He was invited to The Kapil Sharma Show twice as a guest. He was also invited to the show Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai! On SAB TV.
In the year 1986, Rahat Indori married Seema Rahat. The couple was blessed with 2 sons Faisal Rahat and Satlaj Raha and daughter Shibli Irfan. After a few years, he married Urdu and Hindi language poet Anjum Rehbar and the couple separated in the year 1993.
Death and Cause:
This legendary personality died at the age of 70, due to a heart attack at a hospital in Indore on Tuesday. He also had a 60% pneumonia. He had been admitted to hospital on Tuesday morning after he tested positive for the COVID-19. Before his death, he wrote on his official social media that, “After showing initial Covid-19 symptoms, I was tested for the virus on Monday and I am declared positive for the virus today and have been admitted to Aurobindo hospital.”
After the sudden death of the poet, many popular celebrities and politicians shared emotional messages on social media.
Rahat Indori’s famous Books:
- Do Kadar Or Sahi
- Mere Baad
- Dhoop Bahut Hai
- Chand Pagal Hai
Rahat Indori’s famous Bollywood Songs:
- Mere Khayal for the film Main Tera Aashiq.
- Tuta hua dil tere hawaale for the film Aashiyan.
- Zindagi naam ko hamari hai for the film Aashiyan.
- Aaj humne dil ka har kissa for the film Sir.
- Dil jigar ke jaan achcha hai for the film Janam.
- Tumsa koi pyaara koi masoom for the film Khuddar.
- Khat likhna humein khat likhna for the film Khuddar.
- Tum mano ya na mano for the film Khuddar.
- Raat kya maange ek sitara for the film Khuddar.
- Dil ko hazaar baar roka for the film Murder.
- M Bole to for the film Munnabhai MBBS.
- Chan Chan for the film Munnabhai MBBS.
- Dekhle Aankhon Mein Aankhien Daal for the film Munnabhai MBBS.
Rahat Indori’s Famous Poems/Shayri:
- Bulati hai magar jane ka nai,
Wo duniya hai udhar jane ka nai.
- Mai mar jaun to meri alag pehchan likh dena,
Lahu se meri peshani pe hindustan likh dena.
- Ankh me pani rakho, hontho pe chingari rakho,
zinda rehna hai to tarkeebein bahut sari rakho.
- Kisne dastak di, dil pe, ye kaun hai?
Aap to andar hain, bahar kon hai?