Bollywood composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid duo passes away
He was hospitalised a few days ago in Mumbai due to a kidney infection
Bollywood composer Wajid Khan of the Sajid-Wajid duo passed away in the early hours of today in Mumbai. He was 42. Wajid was hospitalised a few days ago due to a kidney infection. He was admitted to the Surana Hospital in Chembur.
Sajid-Wajid started their composing career with Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya (1998). The film would start a long association with Salman Khan over multiple projects, including Hello Brother, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Tere Naam, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Dabangg, Dabangg 3, and others. Their other notable albums include Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai, Shararat, Chori Chori, Rowdy Rathore, Main Tera Hero, and Daawat-e-Ishq, amongst others. Wajid had also voiced popular songs like Do You Wanna Partner, Mera Hi Jalwa, Chinta Tha Chita Chita, and more.
Sajid-Wajid were mentors on the reality shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012. They had also composed the IPL 4 theme song and the title tracks for Bigg Boss 4 and 6. Most recently, the duo collaborated with Salman on the songs Pyaar Karona and Bhai Bhai during the lockdown.
Mourning Wajid’s passing, Priyanka Chopra tweeted:
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
Amitabh Bachchan wrote:
T 3548 - Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas , prayers and in condolence
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 1, 2020
Akshay Kumar shared:
Shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of #WajidKhan, talented and ever-smiling...gone too soon. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 1, 2020
Salim Merchant wrote:
Devastated with the news of the passing away of my brother Wajid of Sajid -Wajid fame. May Allah give strength to the family
Safe travels bro @wajidkhan7 you’ve gone too soon. It’s a huge loss to our fraternity. I’m shocked & broken .
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) May 31, 2020