Wajid Khan, of the prominent music composer duo Sajid-Wajid, breathed his last at a private hospital in Mumbai on the wee hours of Monday. The talented composer was 42 years old.
Kidney infection the cause of death
It is said that Wajid Khan was admitted to Mumbai’s Surana Hospital in Chembur a few days ago following complications related to a kidney infection. His condition eventually deteriorated and on Monday, he breathed his last. Wajid was reportedly on the ventilator for the last four days.
Talking about the news, Salim Merchant said: “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.“
Sajid-Wajid made their debuts with the 1998 Salman Khan movie ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’. The duo is known for their camaraderie with Salman, having composed for many other films of the actor such as Partner and Welcome. Wajid is the co-composer of the recent songs released by Salman during the lockdown.
Wajid also has lent his voice for a couple of songs. He sang tracks such as Mera He Jalwa, Fevicol Se, Chinta Ta Chita Chita, Mashallah, among others.
Twitter mourns the death of the composer
Several Bollywood celebrities took their twitter account and mourned the death of the composer. Here are some of the tweets:
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
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 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
An irreplaceable loss for the music industry. Wajid Khan will be missed deeply but he will live on through his music and the lives he touched with it. My heartfelt condolences to the family.🙏🏻
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) June 1, 2020
#RIPWajidKhan your music will always live on…deepest condolences to the family and loved ones ….gone too soon…..❤️🙏
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 1, 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