The Bollywood singer-composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid fame passed away in Mumbai at the age of 42 due to complications arising from a kidney infection.
Music composer Salim Merchant, who confirmed the news of Wajid’s death, said the composer was hospitalised a few days ago at Surana Hospital, Chembur where his condition deteriorated.
The Bollywood industry is mourning the loss of a noted music composer while there have been many reports which claim that Wajid Khan was suffering from COVID-19 as well.
However, Wajid Khan’s brother and music partner Sajid Khan have confirmed that Wajid Khan was tested positive for COVID-19.
Sajid Khan (#WajidKhan ‘s brother) has confirmed that Wajid had tested positive for Covid 19.
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) June 1, 2020
For those unaware, Wajid along with brother Sajid made their debut as music directors with Salman Khan’s Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. They went on 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.
Wajid along with his brother Sajid also served as a mentor on singing reality shows “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012” and “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar”. The composer duo also scored IPL 4 theme song, “Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka”, which was sung by Wajid.