Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid, popular for their work on superstar Salman Khan’s films such as “Wanted”, “Dabangg” and “Ek Tha Tiger”, died in early hours of Monday in a city hospital due to complications arising from a kidney infection and was also tested covid-19 positive a few days ago. He was 42.
Salim Merchant told the news agency, “Wajid 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 a ventilator for the last four days after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical.
Several celebrities took to social media platforms to express their grief and to offer condolences to the bereaved family.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas posted a tweet expressing her
disbelief over the sad demise of the noted composer.
“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.”
Noted playback singer, Sonu Nigam also posted a message on Facebook, along with a photo with the composer duo, expressing his grief at the sudden passing away of the noted composer.
Actor Varun Dhawan, also took to Twitter to express his shock at the sudden demise, his tweet read, “Shocked hearing this news Wajid Khan bhai was extremely close to me and my family. He was one of the most positive people to be around. We will miss u Wajid bhai thank u for the music.”