Music composer Wajid Khan of the Sajid-Wajid duo passed away in Mumbai on Saturday. He had been suffering from kidney and heart ailments and was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was 42.
A few Bollywood celebs condoled Wajid Khan's death.
Actress Priyanka Chopra said his death was a terrible news and that she will always remember Wajid Khan's laugh.
Actress Sonam Kapoor too shared a pic.
Singer Sonu Nigam said on Facebook after his demise, "My Brother Wajid left us."
Music composer Salim Merchant of Salim-Suleiman duo tweeted, "Devastated with the news of the passing away of my brother Wajid of Sajid -Wajid fame. May Allah give strength to the family. Safe travels bro @wajidkhan7 . you've gone too soon. It's a huge loss to our fraternity. I'm shocked & broken . Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un".
Wajid had been admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai and was reportedly on ventilator. He 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 recently composed Salman Khan's lockdown songs Bhai Bhai and Pyaar Karona.
Wajid Khan was the grandson of Padma Shri Ustad Abdul Latif Khan and the son of tabla player Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan.