Wajid Khan Of The Famous Sajid-Wajid Duo Passes Away At 42

Wajid Khan Passes Away At The Age Of 42 Today


  • 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.

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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


Aishwarya Chopra

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