Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid has passed away within a few hours after being tested positive for coronavirus. The 42-year-old singer had underlying kidney issues.
“He died of a cardiac arrest,” brother Sajid Khan confirmed to PTI Music composer Salim Merchant added, “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,” Salim said.
A source close to the family revealed to news agency PTI that Khan was buried around 1 PM, today. Because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown in Mumbai, only 20 people were allowed for the funeral with police security and barricades. “Only close family, including brother Sajid and friends from the industry were present,” the sources said.
Wajid Khan is famous for musical work on films like Wanted, Dabangg and Ek Tha Tiger and many more.He made his Bollywood debut with the film “Pyaar Kiya Tou Darna Kya”.
Sajid–Wajid had composed IPL 4 theme song “Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka”, with Wajid singing the title track.
Six years hv just passed away without you PAPPA… Not a single day goes without thinking of you… Life has changed a lot but I miss you more n more as days passes… Aap ki kami bahut Mehsoos hoti hai… waiting till I meet you again…Love you miss you forever pic.twitter.com/vo9L1xopD7
— Wajid Khan (@wajidkhan7) July 3, 2019
The Bollywood fraternity is deeply saddened and shocked at this sudden demise of a truly talented individual. Many took to Twitter and Instagram to express their grief,
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
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 31, 2020
Legend Amitabh Bachan also shocked at this news
T 3548 – Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas , prayers and in condolence 🙏🙏🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 1, 2020
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) May 31, 2020
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 🎵 pic.twitter.com/jW2C2ooZ3P
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 31, 2020
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.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 31, 2020
Feeling Deeply Saddened after hearing shocking news of the sudden demise of Wajid Khan @wajidkhan7
— Javed Ali (@javedali4u) May 31, 2020
Beauty queen Katrina Kaif is also deeply saddened
Even Pakistanis are heartbroken at this news and have expressed their grief
Singer extraordinaire Rahat Fateh Ali Khan also shared a heartfelt message on twitter on departure of his friend
Deeply saddened today ! I have just lost my brother today. Wajid bhai was more than a friend and a composer to me. May Allah Bless him Jannat. Ameen pic.twitter.com/wS4dxjhaVB
— Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (@RFAKWorld) May 31, 2020
The composer duo also recently composed Salman’s Eid special song, Bhai Bhai, which talks of communal harmony. The loss of such a talented musical gem will be felt all around the world as many mourne the great tragedy.