Rahat Indori, born as Rahat Qureshi, (1 January 1950 – 11 August 2020) was an Indian Bollywood lyricist and Urdu poet. He was also a former professor of Urdu language and a painter. Prior to this he was a pedagogist of Urdu literature at DAVV.
1 January 1950
Indore, Madhya Bharat, India
|Died||11 August 2020 (aged 70)|
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
|Education||MA, PhD in Urdu literature|
|Alma mater||Islamia Karimia College, Indore|
Barkatullah University, Bhopal
|Genre||Ghazal, Nazm, Geet|
|Partner||Anjum Rehbar (separated)|
Indori was born on 1 January 1950, in Indore to Rafatullah Qureshi (a cloth mill worker), and his wife Maqbool Un Nisa Begum. He was their fourth child. Rahat Indori did his schooling from Nutan School Indore from where he completed his Higher Secondary. He completed his graduation from Islamia Karimia College, Indore in 1973 and has passed his MA in Urdu literature from Barkatullah University with a gold medal. (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh) in 1975. Rahat was awarded a PhD in Urdu literature from the Bhoj University of Madhya Pradesh in 1985 for his thesis titled Urdu Main Mushaira.
Indori performed in Mushaira and Kavi Sammelan for 40 – 45 years. He traveled widely internationally to recite poetry. He attended poetic symposiums in almost all the districts of India and has traveled multiple times to the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal etc.
He tested positive for COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in India on 10 August 2020, and was admitted to Aurobindo Hospital in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He died from cardiac arrest a day later on 11 August 2020.
Indori was invited as a guest in The Kapil Sharma Show twice. First, on 1 July 2017 episode of Season 1 along with Kumar Vishwas and Shabinaji; and second time with Ashok Chakradhar on 21 July 2019 episode of Season 2. Indori was also invited in the show Wah! Wah! Kya Baat Hai! on SAB TV.
His couplet Bulati Hai Magar Jaane Ka Nahi became viral and started trending on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during 2020 Valentines week. People started using this phrase as a meme. Another popular couplet, Kisi Ke Baap Ka Hindustan Thodi Hai, became viral on social media.
On 1 January 2021, his 71st birthday, songdew.com unveiled a unique tribute titled Dr Rahat Indori - Ek Alag Pehchaan. As part of this unique tribute 9 famous artists of India and ( Indie musicians came together to compose 9 of the famous ghazals written by Dr Indori and create paintings inspired by his writing.
|Main Tera Aashiq||Mere Khayal||Parvez Akhtar||Anuradha Paudwal|
|Aashiyan||Tuta Hua Dil Tere Hawaale||Parvez Akhtar||Anuradha Paudwal|
|Zindagi Naam Ko Humari Hai||Parvez Akhtar||Anuradha Paudwal|
|Sir||Aaj Humne Dil Ka Har Kissa||Anu Malik||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik|
|Janam||Dil Jigar Ke Jaan Achchha Hai||Anu Malik||Amit Kumar|
|Khuddar||Tumsa Koi Pyaara Koi Masoom||Anu Malik||Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu|
|Khat Likhna Humein Khat Likhna||Anu Malik||Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu|
|Tum Mano Ya Na Mano||Anu Malik||Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu|
|Raat Kya Maange Ek Sitaara||Anu Malik||Alka Yagnik|
|Naraaz||Tere Bin Main Kuch Bhi Nahin||Anu Malik||Kumar Sanu & Udit Narayan|
|Yaraana||Rabbi Re Ralli||Anu Malik||Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy|
|Loye Loye||Anu Malik||Kavita Krishnamurthy|
|Hameshaa||Hameshaa Hameshaa||Anu Malik||Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam|
|Neela Dupatta||Anu Malik||Abhijeet, Sadhana Sargam|
|Murder||Dil Ko Hazaar Baar Roka||Anu Malik||Alisha Chinai|
|Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.||M Bole Toh (Munna Bhai MBBS)||Anu Malik||Vinod Rathod, Sanjay Dutt, Prachi and Priya Mayekar|
|Chan Chan||Anu Malik||Vinod Rathod, Shreya Ghoshal|
|Dekhle Aankhon Mein Aankhien Daal||Anu Malik||Sunidhi Chauhan, Anu Malik|
|Mission Kashmir||Bumbro||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy||Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Jaspinder Narula|
|Dhuan Dhuan||Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy||Vinod Rathod, Anuradha Paudwal|
|Meenaxi||Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai||A. R. Rahman||Reena Bhardwaj|
|Kareeb||Chori Chori Jab Nazrein Mili||Anu Malik||Kumar Sanu, Sanjeevani|
|Ishq||Dekho Dekho Jaanam Hum||Anu Malik||Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan|
|Neend Churayee Meri||Anu Malik||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy|
|Begum Jaan||Murshida||Anu Malik||Arijit Singh|
|Ghatak||Koi jaye to le aye||Anu Malik||Alka Yagnik, Shankar Mahadevan|
|Do Kadam or Sahi|||
|Dhoop Bahut Hai|||
|Chand Pagal Hai|||
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