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Wajid Khan Passes Away: Bollywood celebs mourn the death of Wajid Khan

Here's how Bollywood celebrities paid tribue to Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid.

Almost a month after Bollywood lost Veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, yet another heartbreaking news from the Entertainment industry surfaced on the internet. According to reports, singer-composer Wajid Khan has passed away in a Mumbai’s hospital.

Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid — who is popular known for their work on Salman Khan’s movies such as “Wanted”, “Dabangg” and “Ek Tha Tiger”, died due to complication arising from a kidney infection.

The news of Wajid Khan’s death was confirmed by none other than music composer Salim Merchant. He said that Wajid was hospitalised a few days ago at Surana Hospital, Chembur where his condition got worsened.

Salim Merchant told news agency PTI, “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.”

As soon as the news of Wajid Khan’s death came out, Bollywood celebs took to social media to mourn the death of 42-year old music composer.

Priyanka Chopra wrote, “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.”

Sharing a picture of his father David Dhawan with Wajid Khan, Varun Dhawan wrote on Twitter, “Shocked hearing this news @wajidkhan7 bhai was extremely close to me and my family. He was one of the most positive people to be around. We will miss you Wajid bhai thank you for the music.”

Music composer-singer Vishal Dadlani wrote on Twitter, “Both @SajidMusicKhan and @wajidkhan7 have been close & true friends. The kind who might see the light on and show up at our studio in the middle of the night just to meet and talk and share a laugh. Can’t believe Wajid and I will never speak again.”

Hard to believe we won’t meet again, talk again, laugh again, @wajidkhan7 (in front, in the picture).

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan said that he is still unable to believe the news of passing away of Wajid Khan. “Shocking ! Good bye dear brother.. love you .. till we meet on the other side ! Prayers for your peaceful journey Wajid bhai,” he tweeted.

Former Bollywood actress Preity Zinta wrote, “I used to call him my brother from another mother. Besides being unbelievably talented he was so gentle & sweet. I’m so heartbroken that I did not get to say Goodbye my sweet  @wajidkhan7 I will miss you & our jam sessions forever. Till we meet again #RIP #WajidKhan #Gonetoosoon”

For the unversed, Sajid-Wajid made their debut in Bollywood with Salman Khan’s 1998 movie ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ and went on to work on actor’s various films including ‘Garv’, ‘Tere Naam’, ‘Tumko Na Bhool Payenge’, ‘Partner’ and the others.

Wajid Khan also did playback for superstar Salman in chartbusters like ‘Mera He Jalwa’, ‘Fevicol Se’ and for Akshay Kumar in ‘Chinta Ta Chita Chita’ from the film ‘Rowdy Rathore’, among others. He had recently co-composed Salman’s songs ‘Pyaar Karona’ and ‘Bhai Bhai’.

 

The composer duo also scored IPL 4 theme song, “Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka”, which was sung by Wajid Khan.

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