Rahatullah's Photo' Rahat Indori
1950 - -

Rahat Indori

Popular poet and film lyricist.


Rahat Indori is an eminent Urdu poet and lyricist. Rahat Indori was born in 1950 in Indore and recieved his early education from there. He passed MA in Urdu literarture from Bhopal and was awarded PhD from Bhuj University of Madhya Pradesh. Rahat’s early days were difficult as the family's financial condition was not strong so he started working as a sign-painter at the early age of ten.
Rahat bagan teaching Urdu literature in IK College, Indore and became very busy with Mushairas and started receiving invitations from all over India and abroad. He was not only good at studies but was also the captain of the football and hockey team at school and college level. He recited his first sher in his college days when he was only 19.

He has received numerous national and international awards for Urdu poetry. He is also a successful lyricist in Hindi film industry.