Indian Vocalist Wajid Khan Dies Aged 42

NEWS: Indian vocalist Wajid Khan, of the popular Bollywood music composer duo Sajid-Wajid, passed away on Sunday in Mumbai, he was 42. Music composer Salim Merchant was among the firsts who confirmed the news of his death. Stating that Wajid was hospitalised a few days ago at Mumbai’s Surana Hospital.

“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,” Salim said.

Wajid and his brother Sajid made their debut into Bollywood as music directors leading with actor Salman Khan’s Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. The duo continued to compose music for several Salman movies like Hello Brother, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Garv, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Partner, God Tussi Great Ho, Wanted, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, Veer and Dabangg (1, 2 and 3) among more.

His last song was Salman’s ‘Bhai Bhai’ that released on Eid.

Tributes pour in for Wajid Khan

Adnan Sami: I have lost a dear brother

Adnan Sami posted a picture with Wajid Khan on Twitter and wrote, ‘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…May Allah SWT bless him in Jannat-ul-Firdaus…Ameen.’

Abhishek Bachchan on Wajid Khan

Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter to express his grief over the loss of Wajid Khan. “Rest in harmony my friend. Had the pleasure of working with both Sajid-Wajid most loving and brilliant. My condolences to his family and especially Sajid,” the actor tweeted.

Rekha Bhardwaj: He had this childlike innocent mischievous smile

“Have woken up to this terrible terrible news of Wajid’s passing away .. Whenever we met we talked about music and things in general.. he had this childlike innocent mischievous smile that i can never forget . Sang a beautiful song #Kanha for #SajidWajid sad day,” singer Rekha Bhardwaj expressed on Twitter.

Isha Koppikar feels ‘shattered’

“Shattered hearing about the untimely demise of #WajidKhan. I can’t believe he is gone so soon! Rest In Peace Wajid. We will miss you!” Isha Koppikar tweeted remembering Wajid Khan.

Riteish Deshmukh: Will miss your humour

“Deeply saddened & shocked by the passing away of a wonderful musical maestro @wajidkhan7 – rest in glory my friend. I will miss your smile, your humour.. countless late nights made melodious with your impromptu singing. Condolences to #Sajid bhai and the entire family,” Riteish Deshmukh expressed on Twitter.

Subsequent reports have linked Wajid Khan’s death to Covid-19 but the official cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

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