Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid Dies At 42 From Kidney Infection

Famous music composer Wajid Khan of musical duo Sajid-Wajid passed away in the early hours of Monday, June 1.

Wajid Khan, Sajid-Wajid
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Salman Khan’s favorite music director Wajid Khan of popular musical duo Sajid-Wajid took his last breath today. He recently composed Bollywood superstar Salman’s latest singles, Pyaar Karona and Bhai Bhai. The death of singer-composer Wajid is clearly a big loss to the music industry of the nation. We have seen several great collaboration between the music director duo Sajid-Wajid and Salman like Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg and Wanted. The famous singer-composer died at the age of 42.

Wajid Khan, Sajid-Wajid
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The news of Wajid’s demise was confirmed by Wajid’s friend and famous music composer Salim Merchant of SalimSulaiman, who showed his feelings on social media. He took his Twitter account and 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.” He added,  “It’s a huge loss to our fraternity. I’m shocked & broken . Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas also showed condolences on Twitter. The actress tweeted, “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”

Vishal Dadlani also offered his condolence, writing, “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.”

Other celebrities like Pulkit Samrat, Harshdeep Kaur, Celina Jaitely, Swara Bhaskar, and many more took social media to show their condolences. Wajid passed away in a city hospital in the early hours of Monday. He was admitted to the hospital due to a kidney infection. Music composer Salim said the music director was hospitalized at Surana Hospital in Chembur a few days ago.

He 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 added, “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.”

The popular music composer duo Sajid-Wajid made their debut with Salman’s movie, Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya (1998), and emerged as one of the most successful musical pair. Wajid also gave many chartbusters songs for his dear friend, Salman like Fevicol Se and Mera He Jalwa. He had also served as a mentor on singing reality shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012 and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar along with his brother and music partner, Sajid Khan.

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