- Wajid Khan dies at the age of 42 in Mumbai
- Wajid Khan was part of the famous Sajid-Wajid duo
- Many from the film fraternity took to Twitter to pay tributes
Singer-composer Wajid Khan of the famous Sajid-Wajid duo who were popular for their work in movies like “Wanted”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Dabangg”, died in the early hours of Monday morning in a city hospital due to complications from a kidney infection.
Fellow music composer and singer Salim Merchant confirmed the news of the 42 year old singer-composer’s death said the Wajid was hospitalised a few days back at the Surana Hospital in Chembur where his condition deteriorated.
Salim was quoted saying, “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,”.
The composer duo who made their debut in Bollywood with the 1998 Salman Khan’s movie “Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya” went on to work on Salman’s various other movies including “Tere Naam”, “Garv”, “Tumko Na Bhool Payenge”, “Partner” and more.
Wajid also was a playback singer for many of Salman’s chartbusters such as “Mera He Jalwa”, “Fevicol Se” and for Akshay Kuman in “Rowdy Rathore” where he sang “Chinta Ta Chita Chita” among others.
Recently, he co-composed Salman’s songs “Bhai Bhai” and “Pyaar Karona” which the actor released on his YouTube channel.
Wajid along with his brother Sajid even served as a mentor on the reality songs “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012” and “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar”. The composer duo was also known for the IPL 4 theme song, “Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka”, which was sung by Wajid. As soon as the news of his demise surfaced, the whole film fraternity took it to Twitter to pay their tributes
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
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
Shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of #WajidKhan, talented and ever-smiling…gone too soon. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time 🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 1, 2020
Am just not able to come to terms with this ! Shocking ! Good bye dear brother.. love you .. till we meet on the other side ! Prayers for your peaceful journey Wajidbhai 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/cb8E152J1X— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) May 31, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/RAq0pqHJwY— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) June 1, 2020
Gone too soon #WajidKhan Rest in Peace 🙏🏼 My prayers and thoughts with your family and loved ones.— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) June 1, 2020