His verses outlined his fearlessness

EK hello nadi ke hain ye do kinaare doston/Dostana zindagi se, maut se yaari rakho…wrote Urdu poet and lyricist Rahat Indori, who crossed to the opposite facet on Tuesday night. As 2020 continues its unlucky run, poetry lovers suffered a serious loss as Indori suffered a cardiac arrest. He had examined constructive for Covid a day earlier than.

The shayar, who left his viewers mesmerised in kavi sammelans and mushairas for 5 lengthy many years, earned distinction within the Hindi movie business as a lyricist too.

From Log har mod pe ruk ruk ke sambhalte kyu hain, Itna darte kyon hain to sabhi ka khoon hai shamil yahan ki mitti mein/Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai and important jab mar jaaoon toh meri alag pehchaan likh dena; Shaakhon se toot jaaye wo patte nahi hain hum. Lahu se meri peshani pe Hindustan likh dena…his verses gave a glimpse of fearless soul that he was.

As a lyricist, his well-known tracks — Koi jaye to le aye, neend churayee meri, Dekho dekho jaanam ham to chori chori jab nazrein mili — nonetheless reverberate together with his followers. Just earlier than the pandemic claimed any semblance of regular life, Indori’s poem “Bulati hai magar jane ka nahi” went viral, resulting in umpteen memes.

Indori began fairly early onto the writing path. In an interview with The Tribune, he recalled his first assembly at 12 with indomitable poet Jan Nisar Akhtar, father of Javed Akhtar. Indori took Akhtar’s sagacious recommendation and held by it, “The first condition for writing well lies in reading, not just in the language you intend to write in, but you need to browse world literature.”

“He was the most popular poet of our times, who connected with the young generation as well,” says Madhav Kaushik, Vice-President, National Sahitya Akademi. Kaushik recollects Indori being outspoken and simple not solely in his shayari, but additionally private life.

Ye haadsa to kisi din guzarne wala tha/ Main bach bhi jaata to marne wala tha have been the phrases of Indori, who would proceed to reside in his verses.

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