Indore: Renowned Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who tested positive for COVID-19, passed away at a hospital on Tuesday (August 11) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He was 70.

The poet was active on social media and had posted on his Twitter account that he had tested positive for the deadly virus.

“After showing initial Covid19 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,” Indori posted on Tuesday morning.

Indori was also known to express his views on socio-political scenarios in the country.