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.”
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.
Wajid Vil always love, respect, remember n miss u as a person n ur talent, Love u n may your beautiful soul rest in peace …
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 1, 2020
I’m shocked!! I’ve lost a dear brother Wajid! I can’t come to grips with this tragic news… He was such a beautiful soul..
Oh dear Lord, Please have mercy…🙏
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون
May Allah SWT bless him in Jannat-ul-Firdaus…Ameen. 🤲
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) May 31, 2020
— Neha Kakkar (@iAmNehaKakkar) June 1, 2020
Hard to believe we won't meet again, talk again, laugh again, @wajidkhan7 (in front, in the picture).
sajidk21 my brother, you will never be alone and our brother will never be forgotten. https://t.co/0v8lsgxVtM
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 31, 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
May his soul rest in peace & may God give his family, friends & fans the fortitude to bear this loss…