Music director Wajid Khan dies at 42 after coronavirus complicates kidney disease

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Wajid Khan, music composer, director and singer passed away at the age of 42 in Mumbai. He was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus a few days ago.

Music composer, director and singer Wajid Khan dies at the age of 42 in the early hours of Monday morning. He was tested positive for the novel coronavirus a few days ago, and was suffering from Covid-19.

Wajid Khan, of the famous Sajid-Wajid music composer duo, who was suffering from kidney ailments, had undergone a kidney transplant a few months ago. He was hospitalized a few days ago because of health complications.

The music director was on the ventilator for the last few days. Wajid Khan breathed his last in a hospital in Chembur, Maharashtra.

Wajid Khan composed most of the songs of actor Salman Khan’s moves and even had a hand in composing the recent Bhai-Bhai song released by the actor last week.

Music composer Salim Merchant, who confirmed the news of Wajid’s death, said  that the composer was hospitalised a few days ago at Surana Hospital, Chembur where his condition deteriorated.

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“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,” said Salim.

The music composer duo Sajid-Wajid entered Bollywood with their film debut, with Salman Khan’s 1998 movie Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya. They went on to work on several films together, including Garv, Tere Naam, Tumko Na Bhool Payenge, Partner and the popular Dabangg franchise.

Wajid khan also did playback singing for Salman. In chartbusters like ‘Mera Hi Jalwa’, ‘Fevicol Se’, it was Wajid who lent his voice to Salman. Wajid also voiced ‘Chinta Ta Chita Chita’ from the film Rowdy Rathore for Akshay Kumar, among others.

Wajid recently co-composed Salman’s songs Pyaar Karona and Bhai Bhai, which were shot in Khan’s Panvel farmhouse during the lockdown, and were released on his YouTube channel.

Apart from film songs,  Wajid, along with brother Sajid, also served as mentor on the singing reality shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012 and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar.

Together, Sajid-Wajid also scored the IPL 4 theme song, Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka, which was sung by Wajid.

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