Music composer Wajid Ali of Sajid-Wajid duo passes away

Brenda Watkins
June 1, 2020

Music composer, Wajid Khan, of Sajid-Wajid duo, has left for the heavenly abode in Mumbai.

"Wajid Vil always love, respect, remember n miss u as a person n ur talent, Love u n may your attractive soul rest in peace. You will truly be missed wajid bhai", Chopra further said in her tweet. The singer had undergone kidney transplant a few months ago and was rather vulnerable.

Wajid Khan, of music composer duo Sajid-Wajid, died at the age of 42 due to complications after a kidney infection in the early hours of Monday.

The veteran composer is believed to have also been diagnosed with the coronavirus, according to entertainment journalist Faridoon Shahryar.

"He had multiple issues". He had underlying kidney issues. "But recently he got to know about a kidney infection", Salim told news agency PTI. "Love you and may your lovely soul rest in peace".

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Coming from a rich lineage of music stalwarts, brothers Sajid and Wajid Khan (Sajid-Wajid) got their first-ever break in Bollywood with Salman's Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. Wajid was admitted to the same hospital and was on ventilator for 4 days before breathing his last.

Sharing one of the most fondest memories of the late musician, the Mom star added, "The most fondest memories of Mumbai I have are with Sajid and Wajid".

- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (@RFAKWorld) May 31, 2020Really shocked to hear about @wajidkhan7 Gone too soon. "We will miss u Wajid bhai thank u for the music", along with a picture of his father, director David Dhawan, with Wajid. Wajid bhai was more then a friend and a composer to me.

They also crafted Salman Khan's recent track Pyaar Karona, an anthem to encourage listeners to do their part in fighting the pandemic.

Wajid also sang for Salman in chartbusters like "Mera He Jalwa", "Fevicol Se" and for Akshay Kumar in "Chinta Ta Chita Chita" from the film Rowdy Rathore, among others.

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