Lyricists, musicians keep in mind ‘prolific, powerful’ poet Rahat Indori


Mumbai, August 11

Remembering the ability of his phrases and saluting his braveness to by no means maintain again, a number of poets, songwriters and musicians like Javed Akhtar, Gulzar, Shankar Mahadevan, and Varun Grover paid tributes to Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who handed away following a coronary heart assault on Tuesday.

The 70-year-old poet-lyricist was admitted to a hospital on Tuesday morning in Indore after he examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Gulzar stated Indori’s demise is “more than a big loss” which can’t be quantified.

“He was one of a kind. It’s as if somebody has left a void in our Urdu mushairas which can never be filled,” he informed PTI.

He remembered Indori as somebody who would steal the thunder at mushairas (poetry symposium).

“Wo toh lutera tha mushairon ka,” Gulzar stated.

Gulzar stated Indori was in complete rapport with the brand new technology and occasions.

“People of all ages used to wait for his turn at mushairas. One mostly comes across romantic shers in mushairas, but all his work that he read was about the sociopolitical and contemporary climate,” he added.

Akhtar took to Twitter and remembered Indori as a fearless poet whose passing away was an “irreparable loss.”

“Rahat Saheb’s demise is an irreparable loss for contemporary Urdu poetry and our society at large. Like Habib Jalib, he was from the fast disappearing tribe of poets who are never short of courage to call a spade a spade,” Akhtar tweeted.

With a 50-year profession in poetry, Indori was recognized for penning lyrics for hits songs like “Dekh Le” from “Munna Bhai MBBS” (2003), “Tumsa Koi Pyaara” from Govinda-starrer 1994 “Khuddar”, “Chori Chori Jab Nazrein Mili” from Kareeb (1998) and “Neend Churai Meri” from “Ishq”.

Lyricist-CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi stated Indori was a poet with a singular voice and signature type.

“He will be missed. In his words: ‘Ek hi nadi ke ye do kinare doston, dostana zindagi se maut se yaari rakho”,” Joshi informed PTI.

Music composer Shankar Mahadevan of the trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy, stated Indori was among the many prime lyricists of the nation.

Recalling his expertise of working with Indori on Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “Mission Kashmir” (2000), Mahadevan stated he was “prolific poet” who captivated the viewers together with his type.

“In ‘Mission Kashmir’, he wrote lovely songs like ‘Bumbro’, ‘Dhuan Dhuan’ and a pair extra. ‘Dhuan Dhuan’ was about the entire battle scenario, the lyrics had been merely lovely.

“What a prolific poet. I would regularly watch him during mushaira that he used to conduct, he was amazing on stage, the way he would render a simple poetry. I have seen young college students would go gaga over him,” Mahadevan informed PTI.

The composer stated Indori didn’t depend upon Hindi movies for an id.

“He was a real poet, not simply Bollywood lyrics author. He was not depending on writing for Hindi movies, he had his personal id as a poet, an individual who would narrate his personal poems.

“He was a great poet, his knowledge about poetry, literature, lyrics was amazing,” Mahadevan added.

Grover stated Indori was a real legend: “a rockstar of the Indian literary world and a prince of the mushaira tradition”.

“His range, sharp political commentary, and love of language combined with his impeccable craft inspired generations of Hindustani poets in India. And will continue to do so. Mushaira generally used to end with his act as a showstopper – and today, the show has taken a long, painful pause,” he informed PTI.

Singer Anuradha Paudwal, who lent her voice to among the songs penned by him, together with “Zindagi Naam Ko Hamari Hai” and “Mere Khayal”, recalled Indori as a humble artiste.

“It is a sad thing, he was a very soft-spoken person and a nice human being. He would write such beautiful lines, there was so much depth in what he wrote,” Paudwal informed PTI.

In a video message, singer Anup Jalota stated each time Indori recited poetry on stage, nobody would muster the braveness to go after him. 

“His poetry and his style would enthrall the audience. His passing away is a huge loss to Urdu poetry. It’s also a personal loss as he was a friend. Poets like him aren’t born every day,” Jalota, 67, stated.

Lyricist Kausar Munir, recognized for penning for movies like “Gunjan Saxena” and “Meri Pyaari Bindu”, informed PTI, “All I can say is writers like me stand on the shoulders of giants like him.” Several actors from the business, together with Farhan Akhtar, Jaaved Jaaferi, Pankaj Tripathi, Manoj Bajpayee, additionally mourned the lack of the poet.

Jaaferi stated Indori was one essentially the most “powerful, prolific and inspiring poets of India”.

“Inna lillaahe wa inna elaihi raaje’oon (from God we have come and to Him is our return) Salaam and RIP #RahatIndori sahab. You will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to the family,” the actor tweeted.

Bajpayee stated he was extraordinarily saddened by Indori’s passing away and quoted one his well-known poems, “Aandhi Se Keh Do Aukaat Mein Rahe”.

“May he rest in peace! What a poet,” the “Family Man” star tweeted.

Tripathi stated Indori would proceed to stay in individuals’s hearts and recollections.

Indori did his education from Nutan School in Indore and his commencement from Islamia Karimia College Indore.

Indori handed his MA examination in Urdu literature from Barkatullah University, Bhopal in 1975 and was awarded a PhD in Urdu literature from the Bhoj University in 1985 for his thesis titled ‘Urdu Main Mushaira’.

While educating Urdu literature at IK College, he additionally turned busy with ‘mushairas’ and began receiving invites from throughout India and overseas. — PTI



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