Rahat Indori Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Seema Rahat
Age: 70 Years
Education: Ph.D. In Urdu Literature

Rahat Indori

ProfessionPoet, Lyricist, Pedagogist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper (semi-bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 January 1950 (Sunday)
BirthplaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Date of Death11 August 2020 (Tuesday)
Time of Death5.00 pm [1]India Today
Place of DeathAurobindo Hospital, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Death CauseCardiac Arrest (after being tested positive for the novel coronavirus) [2]India Today
Age (at the time of death) 70 Years
Zodiac signCapricorn
Nationality Indian
HometownIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
SchoolNutan School Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
College/UniversityIslamia Karimia College (ikdc) Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Bhoj university, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Educational QualificationMA in Urdu Literature from Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in 1975
Ph.D. in Urdu Literature from the Bhoj University of Madhya Pradesh in 1985
FamilyFather- Rafatullah Qureshi (a cloth mill worker)
Mother- Maqbool Un Nisa Begum
Siblings- 3
HobbiesPainting, Traveling
Favourite Things
Favourite SportsHockey, Football
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseSeema Rahat
ChildrenSons- Faisal Rahat,
Satlaj Rahat
Rahat Indori son Satlaj Rahat Indori
Daughter- Shibli Irfan

Rahat Indori

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rahat Indori

  • Did Rahat Indori smoke:? Yes
  • Did Rahat Indori drink alcohol:? Yes
  • He was born to a cloth mill worker in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
  • He was the 4th child of his parents.
  • He recited his first poetry at the age of 19 in 1972.
  • He was brilliant in both studies and sports. He was the captain of Hockey and Football teams in both school and college.
  • After completing graduation in 1973, he spent 10 years in a confused state. He did nothing during that period and used to wander hither and thither. However, after being convinced by his friends, he pursued his post-graduation in Urdu Literature and passed out with Gold Medal.
  • He was given an offer to teach at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. Since the prerequisite to teaching there was to have a Ph.D. degree, he pursued a Ph.D. in Urdu Literature and started teaching there as Professor of Urdu Literature. He taught there for 16 years. Later, more than hundreds of students did a Ph.D. under his guidance.
  • Before coming to poetry, he used to be a painter and even started painting on a commercial scale. He used to paint Bollywood Film’s posters and banners. He designed the cover of books even during the fag end of his life.
  • His lyrics were used in more than 11 Bollywood films including the Blockbuster Munna Bhai MBBS.
  • He wrote poetry in a simple & lucid language.
  • He was known to recite his couplets in a very expressive style.

  • He was considered a celebrated poet in India and worldwide and had traveled globally to recite poetry.
  • On 11 August 2020, Mr. Indori died of COVID-19-related complications at Indore’s Aurobindo Hospital. After his death, many of his couplets become relevant:

    ये हादसा तो किसी दिन गुजरने वाला था, मैं बच भी जाता तो इक रोज मरने वाला था।”

  • After his death, he was heavily trolled on social media for one of his couplets that he had used against the former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in a derogatory manner. The lines of his couplet read,

    निकाह किया नहीं, तो फिर यह मर्द कैसा ? घुटनों से काम लिया ही नहीं, तो फिर दर्द कैसा?”