Music composer and singer Wajid Khan of the Sajid-Wajid duo breathed his last during the wee hours on June 1. He was 42. Wajid Khan died in the Surana Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai, due to complications arising from a kidney infection.
He was also tested positive for Covid-19 and had undergone a kidney transplant a few months ago. The death of the composer came as a shock to Bollywood and many celebrities took to Twitter to share their grief.
Earlier, entertainment journalist Faridoon Shahryar reported that Sonu confirmed to him that Wajid had coronavirus. “Sad News: Noted singer Sonu Nigam just confirmed to me that music composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid passed away a short while back. He was suffering from Covid 19,” he tweeted.
Starting their career in 1998 with Salman Khan-starrer Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, Sajid-Wajid scored music for many films of the superstar including Dabangg franchise, Chori Chori, Hello Brother, Wanted and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. They had recently composed the actor’s single, Bhai Bhai, as well.
Bollywood fraternity mourned the demise of the singer-composer. Actor Priyanka Chopra wrote on Twitter, “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.”
Composer Salim Merchant wrote, “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.”