Wajid Khan Of Music Composer Duo Sajid-Wajid Dies At 42

Mumbai: Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid, died in early hours of Monday in a city hospital due to complications arising from a kidney infection. He was 42.

It has also been reported that Wajid waas tested positive for the novel Coronavirus a few days back. 

Music composer Salim Merchant, who confirmed the news of Wajid’s death, said the musician was hospitalized a few days ago at Surana Hospital in Chembur, where his condition deteriorated.

“He had several issues. He had a kidney problem and he had a transplant a while ago. But recently he came to know about a kidney infection … He was on a ventilator for the last four days, his condition deteriorated, after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical,” Salim told PTI.

The music composer duo made their Bollywood debut with Salman’s 1998 film “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya” and has worked in various actor films, including “Garv”, “Tere Naam”, “Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge”, ” Partner “and the popular” Dabangg “franchise.

Wajid also did playback for Salman in chartbusters like “Mera He Jalwa”, “Fevicol Se” and for Akshay Kumar in “Chinta Ta Chita Chita” from the film “Rowdy Rathore”, among others. He recently co-composed Salman’s songs “Pyaar Karona” and “Bhai Bhai”, which the actor released on his YouTube channel.

Playback singer and composer Vishal Dadlani extended his condolences on the sudden demise of Wajid Khan and tweeted, “Heartbroken. Both @SajidMusicKhan and @wajidkhan7 have been close & true friends. The kind who might see the light on and show up at our studio in the middle of the night just to meet and talk and share a laugh. Can’t believe Wajid and I will never speak again.”

Actor Priyanka Chopra said she will always remember Wajid’s smile.

“The one thing I will always remember is Wajid bhai’s laugh. Always smiling. Gone too soon. My condolences to his family and everyone grieving. Rest in peace my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers,” she posted on Twitter.

Actor Parineeti Chopra said Wajid was one of the “nicest” men in the industry.

“Always singing. All heart. Always positive. You will truly be missed Wajid bhai,” she tweeted.

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan said he was still unable to come to terms with the news of Wajid’s demise.

“Shocking ! Good bye dear brother.. love you .. till we meet on the other side ! Prayers for your peaceful journey Wajid bhai,” he tweeted.

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