Renowned Bollywood composer Wajid Khan, 42, dies after contracting coronavirus

Brenda Watkins
June 2, 2020

But, he already had underlying kidney issues and died due to cardiac arrest.

The music composer duo Sajid-Wajid had composed music for Salman Khan's latest lockdown number "Bhai Bhai". I lost my brother and a very, very dear friend Wajid.

Wajid Khan's longtime collaborator Salman Khan tweeted, "Wajid, will always love, respect, remember and miss you as a person and your talent".

Amid this Katrina Kaif also mourned the death of the legendary music composer.

Actor Varun Dhawan shared a picture of his filmmaker-father David Dhawan with Wajid and remembered the musician as one of the most positive people in Bollywood. "The kidney infection was the beginning and then his condition became critical".

A source close to the family also confirmed the coronavirus diagnosis. "His situation worsened in the last few days".

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Wajid also lent his voice as a playback singer and sung popular tracks like "Hud Hud Dabangg", "Jalwa", "Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita" and "Fevicol Se" among more. "But recently he got to know about a kidney infection", Salim told news agency PTI. He recently co-composed Salman's songs "Pyaar Karona" and "Bhai Bhai", which the actor released on his YouTube channel. Thank you for your music.

The brothers got their Bollywood break with the 1998 Salman Khan-starrer Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya.

The first death in Bollywood to be attributed to the pandemic sent shockwaves through the industry, which is still reeling from the loss of two luminaries, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, in April.

"Shocked hearing this news".

Singer Shankar Mahadevan tweeted, "Am just not able to come to terms with this!"

The news was shared by singer Sonu Nigam, who wrote in an Instagram post, "My brother Wajid left us". Nothing I write will be enough today. "Gone too soon. My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & fans in grief!"

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