Composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid Fame Passes Away At 42

Bollywood music composer Wajid Khan of the duo Sajid-Wajid passed away on Sunday, 31 May. The 42-year-old musician was suffering from heart and kidney problems, according to a report by PTI. Music director Salim Merchant told the publication that Wajid was hospitalised a few days ago at Surana Hospital in Chembur suburb, where his condition deteriorated. “He had multiple issues,” Merchant said. “He had a kidney issue and had a transplant a while ago. But recently he got to know about kidney infection...he was on the ventilator for the last four days, after his situation started getting worse.”

Sajid-Wajid recently composed Salman Khan's lockdown songs Bhai Bhai and Pyaar Karona. The duo has always been Salman Khan’s favourite composers. They also started their career with the Salman Khan film Pyaar Kya Toh Darna Kya. Since then Wajid Khan has given his voice to some of the biggest hits like Soni De Nakhre (Partner, 2007), Jalwa (Wanted, 2009), Surili Akhhiyon Wale (Veer, 2010 ), Muni Badnam Hui (Dabangg, 2010)

Wajid Khan was the son of legendary tabla player Ustad Sharafat Hussain Khan.

‘Hard to Believe We Won’t Meet Again’

Bollywood has been left shocked after Khan’s demise.

Salim Merchant took to Twitter to write, “Devastated with the news of the passing away of my brother Wajid of Sajid -Wajid fame. May Allah give strength to the family Safe travels bro @wajidkhan7 you’ve gone too soon. It’s a huge loss to our fraternity. I’m shocked & broken . Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un”

Varun Dhawan Tweeted, “shocked hearing this news @wajidkhan7 bhai was extremely close to me and my family. He was one of the most positive people to be around. We will miss u Wajid bhai thank u for the music”

Priyanka Chopra wrote, “Terrible news. 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. @wajidkhan7”

Sonu Nigam posted on Facebook, “My brother Wajid left us.”

My Brother Wajid left us.

Posted by Sonu Nigam on  Sunday, May 31, 2020

Parineeti Chopra wrote on Twitter, “ Wajid Bhai you were the nicest, nicest nicest man! Always smiling. Always singing. All heart. Every music session with him was memorable. You will truly be missed wajid bhai. ”

Celebs like Sona Mohapatra, Harshdeep Kaur, Vishal Dadlani, Shibani Kashyap, and others have taken to social media to offer their condolences as well.

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