Music composer & the brother of Sajid Khan, Wajid Khan has died at the age of 42.
According to some reports, he had tested positive for coronavirus, and also had a kidney infection, he died in the wee hours of Monday in a city hospital.
Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid, popular for their work on superstar Salman Khan’s films such as Wanted, Dabangg and Ek Tha Tiger and many more.
Music composer Salim Merchant confirmed the news of Wajid’s death, said the Wajid was hospitalized a few days ago at Surana Hospital, Chembur where his condition deteriorated.
Music Composer Wajid Khan Dies At Age 42
Salim told PTI, “He had multiple issues. 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.
“Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical.”
He recently co-composed Salman’s songs Pyaar Karona and Bhai Bhai, which the actor released on his YouTube channel.
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.
Wajid along with his brother Sajid served as a mentor on singing reality shows “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012” and “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar”.
The composer duo also scored IPL 4 theme song, Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka, which was sung by Wajid.
All the superstars from the film industry took to Twitter to pay tributes to him.
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.
Singer Javed Ali posted, “Feeling Deeply Saddened after hearing the shocking news of the sudden demise of Wajid Khan. May his Soul Rest in Peace. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May Allah give strength to the family.”
See all the tweets below.
Preity G Zinta wrote that “I used to call him my brother from another mother. Besides being unbelievably talented he was so gentle & sweet. I’m so heartbroken that I did not get to say Goodbye my sweet @wajidkhan7 I will miss you & our jam sessions forever. Till we meet again #RIP#WajidKhan#Gonetoosoon“
Actor Anupam Kher wrote on Twitter, “Deeply shocked & saddened by the untimely demise of greatly talented #WajidKhan of the #SajidWajid team. I had met him a few occasions. He was very humble, courteous, and always smiling. May God give his family the courage to deal with this loss. Will pray to almighty.”
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“
Actor Varun Dhawan shared a picture of his filmmaker-father David Dhawan with Wajid and remembered the musician as one of the most positive people in Bollywood.
“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 you Wajid bhai thank you for the music, he wrote.