Wajid Khan, of composer duo Sajid-Wajid has died at the age of 43.
Music composer Salim Merchant told media, "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.”
Starting their career in 1998 with Salman Khan-starrer Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, Sajid-Wajid scored music for many films of the superstar including Dabangg franchise, Chori Chori, Hello Brother, Wanted and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
They had recently composed the actor’s single, Bhai Bhai, as well. Many from the entertainment industry mourned the death of the singer and shared their codolances and messages over Twitter. Priyanka Chopra, Celina Jaitley, Salim Merchant, Sonu Nigam and Vishal Dadlani all took to social media and expressed shock over the news.
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
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
Devastated with the news of the passing away of my brother Wajid of Sajid -Wajid fame. May Allah give strength to the family 🙏— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) May 31, 2020
Safe travels bro @wajidkhan7 you’ve gone too soon. It’s a huge loss to our fraternity. I’m shocked & broken .
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
Oh my God ! Shocking may Wajid ji rest in peace, what a tragedy .. what a loss to the film and music industry...khuda unko jannat-ul-firdaus mein a;laa maqaam a'ta farmaa'e. #RestInPeace #COVID19 https://t.co/UywVKUcJ3u— Celina Jaitly (@CelinaJaitly) May 31, 2020
One of the finest Music Directors left for eternity 😢😲😢- Rest In Peace ! https://t.co/yON3RFY7iW— Sonu Nigam Forum (@SonuNigamForum) May 31, 2020