Rahat Qureshi, later known as Rahat Indori, 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 completed his graduation from Islamia Karimia College, Indore in 1973 and has passed his MA in Urdu
literature from Barkatullah University with a gold medal. (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh) in 1975. Rahat was
awarded a PhD in Urdu literature from the Bhoj University of Madhya Pradesh in 1985 for his thesis titled
Urdu Main Mushaira.
Indori performed in Mushaira and Kavi Sammelan for 40 – 45 years. He traveled widely internationally to
recite poetry. He attended poetic symposiums in almost all the districts of India and has traveled
multiple times to the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar,
Bahrain, Oman, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal etc.