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Music composer Wajid Khan passes away due to coronavirus

Wajid Khan of Bollywood composer duo Sajid-Wajid dies due to COVID-19

Bollywood singer-composer Wajid Khan, of music director duo Sajid-Wajid, passed away on Monday (June 1) at a Mumbai hospital due to coronavirus COVID-19 complications. He was 42 years old.

“He died of a cardiac arrest,” Wajid’s brother Sajid told PTI while confirming that the musician had tested positive for COVID-19.

The news was confirmed by singer Sonu Nigam, who posted a picture on Instagram and wrote, “My brother Wajid left us.”

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The Sajid-Wajid duo made their Bollywood debut with actor Salman Khan’s 1998 movie Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, and went on to compose music for Salman Khan’s films, such as Garv, Tere Naam, Tumko Na Bhool Payenge, Partner and the Dabangg franchise.

Sajid-Wajid were recently in news for composing songs for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan during the ongoing lockdown. The song titled “Pyaar karona” was aimed to encourage all to fight the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The song was released in April was sung by Salman. It also featured the Bollywood star in the video.

They also composed Salman`s Eid special song, “Bhai bhai”.

Several people from Bollywood and music industry expressed their grief at Wajid Khan’s death.

 

May his soul rest in peace & may God give his family, friends & fans the fortitude to bear this loss…

 

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