Guwahati: Wajid Khan, 42, who was one half of the renowned Sajid-Wajid musical duo, passed away at a Mumbai Hospital in the early hours of Monday due to coronavirus. He was also undergoing treatment for kidney disease at a Mumbai hospital.
Sonu Nigam, who made the startling revelation in an Instagram post, told entertainment journalist Faridoon Shahryar that Wajid was suffering from the coronavirus. "Sad News: Noted singer Sonu Nigam just confirmed to me that music composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid passed away a short while back. He was suffering from Covid 19", Shahryar tweeted out.
The untimely death of Wajid, who along with his musical partner Wajid gave the music for several blockbuster films such as Wanted, Dabangg, and Ek Tha Tiger, has sent shockwaves across the Bollywood film industry.
According to fellow composer Salim Merchant, was hospitalised few days ago at Surana Hospital, Chembur where his condition continued to get worse. Merchant told reporters that Wajid had been put on a ventilator due to deteriorating health, where his condition continued to get worse.
Wajid's demise has been mourned by several in the film fraternity. "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", Priyanka Chopra wrote on Twitter.
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
Fellow music composers Vishal Dadlani and Shankar Mahadevan also took to Twitter to express their grief. While Vishal in his tweet said that Wajid will never be forgotten, the veteran composer Mahadevan prayed for Wajid's "peaceful journey" to the afterlife.
Hard to believe we won't meet again, talk again, laugh again, @wajidkhan7 (in front, in the picture).— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 31, 2020
sajidk21 my brother, you will never be alone and our brother will never be forgotten. https://t.co/0v8lsgxVtM