Wajid Khan, of composer duo Sajid-Wajid, dies


Bollywood singer, music composer, and director Wajid Khan, 42, passed away late on Sunday night. The video which is perhaps his last one shows a clean-shaven Wajid on his hospital bed and singing the song featuring Salman for his brother Sajid. He had a kidney issue and had a transplant a while ago.

Music composer Salim Merchant, who first confirmed the news of Wajid's death, said the composer was hospitalised recently at Surana Hospital, Chembur where his condition deteriorated. "You will really be missed by Wajid bhai", he tweeted.

Sajid and Wajid shared a close relationship with Salman Khan, collaborating with him on Partner (2008), Hello (2008), God Tussi Great Ho! "Allah jannat naseeb kare". I lost my brother and a very, very dear friend Wajid.

Preity Zinta wrote, "I used to call him my brother from another mother". Rest in peace, friend.

He went on, "I came back to Pakistan and didn't get a chance to visit them again but our bond became rock solid over the years". Safe travels bro @wajidkhan7. In fact, they made their debut in the 1998 Salman superhit, "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya", scoring one song in that film, "Teri jawani badi mast mast hai".

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Wajid Khan of popular musical duo Sajid-Wajid has died reportedly after coronavirus complications. The dua of Sajid and Wajid khan composed music for several Bollywood blockbuster hits such as Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg, Tere Naam and many other movies.

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.

The Khan brothers acted as mentors on talent reality shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012, and scored music forNigam and Rahul Vaidya on non-film-related albums.

Wajid recently co-composed Salman's songs Pyaar Karona and Bhai Bhai, which were shot in Salman Khan's Panvel farmhouse during the lockdown, and were released on his YouTube channel.