Rahat Indori

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Rahat Indori
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Born Rahat
(1950-01-01) 1 January 1950 (age 64)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Occupation Urdu Poet, lyricist
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Education MA, PhD
Genre Ghazal, Nazm, Geet
Spouse seema
Children Shibli, Faisal, Satlaj
Website
rahatindori.com

Rahat Indori (Urdu: ڈاکٹر راحت اندوری ‎) (Hindi: डॉ. राहत इन्दोरी ) (born 1 January 1950) is an eminent Urdu language poet and a bollywood lyricist.[1] Prior to this he was a pedagogist of Urdu literature at Indore University.

Early life and education[edit]

He 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. He did his schooling from Nutan School Indore from where he completed his Higher Secondary. He completed his graduation from Islamia Karimia College Indore[2] in 1973 and has passed his MA in Urdu literature from Barkatullah University[3] Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) in 1975. Equally competent in prose and poetry, Rahat was awarded a PhD in Urdu literature from the Bhoj University of Madhya Pradesh in 1985 for his thesis titled Urdu Main Mushaira.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

He started teaching Urdu literature in IK College, Indore. According to his students he was the best lecturer in the college.[citation needed] He became very busy with Mushairas and started receiving invitations from all over India and abroad. He quickly became a well-known figure in the world of Urdu literature.[citation needed] 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. In those days his style of writing was surprising, advanced and had a freshness to it.[citation needed]

Performance[edit]

He has travelled widely internationally to recite poetry.[citation needed]

Awards – Some of the Awards amongst countless Honours – Honour, Embassy of India, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Honour, Jung News Paper Publications, Karachi, Pakistan – Mohd. Ali Taj Award, MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal – Maulana Mohd Ali Johar Award – Jamia old Boys Association, New Delhi – Adeeb International Award – Sahir Cultural Academy, Ludhiana – Haq Banarasi Award – Anjuman Nawa e Haq, Banaras – Sahitya Saraswat, Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag – Indira Gandhi Award, National Federation, Haldwani – Pradesh Ratna, Hindi Sahitya Parishad, Bhopal – National Integration Award, Indian Cultural Society, New Delhi – UP Hindi Urdu Sahitya Award, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, LuchnowRajiv Gandhi Literary Award, Hum sab Ek Hain, Bhopal – Award of Excellence in Urdu Poetry, Social Educational & Welfare Association (SEWA), Mumbai – Sadbhaawna Award, Bazm E Gango Jaman, Ujjain – Aafaq Haider Award, Shamim Memon Memorial Foundation, Varanasi – Faani o Shakil Award, Dr. Urmilesh Jan Chetna Samiti, Badaun – Nishwar Wahidi Award, National Book Fare Trust, Kanpur – Netaji Subhash Alankaran, Subhash Manch, Indore – Dr. Zakir Hussain Award, Delhi Govt., New Delhi – Nishan E Aijaz, Dr. Shakil Welfare Educational Society, Bareilly – Kaifi Aazmi Award, Bhartiya Rashtriya Ekta Parishad, Varanasi – Urdu Award, Jhansi – Mirza Ghalib Award, Jhansi.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

As a lyricist[edit]

Film Song Music Singer
Prem Shakti Mere khayal Parvez Akhtar Anuradha Paudwal
Aashiyan Tuta hua dil tere hawaale Parvez Akhtar Anuradha Paudwal
Aashiyan Zindagi naam ko hamari 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
Khuddar Khat likhna humein khat likhna Anu Malik Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
Khuddar Tum mano ya na mano Anu Malik Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
Khuddar Raat kya maange ek sitaara Anu Malik Alka Yagnik
Murder Dil ko hazaar baar roka Anu Malik Alisha Chinai
Munnabhai MBBS M bole to master mein maste Anu Malik Vinod Rathod, Sanjay Dutt, Prachi & Priya Mayekar
Mission Kashmir Bumro Bumro Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan & Jaspinder Narula
Mission Kashmir 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 Ham Anu Malik Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan

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