Going by the turn of events, the year 2020 is not at all a happy year. A number of stars from the entertainment industry, in the past few months, have suffered from poor health. And now, music composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid fame passed away in hospital in Mumbai at the age of 43. He was suffering from Covid 19 as tweeted by Faridoon Shahryar Journalist based in Mumbai. Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam, who collaborated with the duo on several albums, confirmed the news to indianexpressdotcom Nigam said, “He has passed away. Can’t talk right now.”
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.
— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) May 31, 2020
The composer has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai and is reportedly on ventilator. Wajid had been suffering from kidney problem for the past few years.
Wajid had been keeping a low profile due to his ill-health but was last seen making an appearance at the music launch of Salman Khan’s film Dabanng 3. Sajid-Wajid have been Salman Khan’s favourite music composers and were given a break by the Bollywood superstar in his film Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya in 1998. Sajid-Wajid have recently composed Salman Khan’s lockdown songs Bhai Bhai and Pyaar Karona.
Many other Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to Wajid.
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
Wajid Bhai you were the nicest, nicest nicest man! Always smiling. Always singing. All heart. Every music session with him was memorable. You will truly be missed wajid bhai. 🧡🧡 #WajidKhan
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) May 31, 2020
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 u Wajid bhai thank u for the music 🎵 pic.twitter.com/jW2C2ooZ3P
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 31, 2020