MUMBAI: Wajid Khan, one of Bollywood's renowned music composer and singer is no more. He passed away on Monday, June 1 during the early hours. He was a part of the sibling composer duo Sajid-Wajid.
It was Sonu Nigam who confirmed the news on his social media. He posted a picture with the caption "My brother Wajid left us."
The cause of death has not been made certain, although many alleged sources and reports say that the singer was COVID-19 positive and lost his life to the virus. However, another source mentioned that Khan was suffering from a kidney problem since the past few days and was on the ventilator after getting admitted to a hospital recently.
The duo, Sajid-Wajid's recent work includes 'Pyaar Karona', which was sung by megastar Salman khan during the continued lockdown period.
The duo also composed the song 'Bhai-Bhai', which was regarding communal harmony between religions. This too was sung by Salman Khan and was released on the occasion of eid.
Their famous compositions from the industry include, "Do you wanna partner" and "Soni de nakhre" ("Partner"), "Hud hud Dabangg" ("Dabangg"), "Chinta ta chita" ("Rowdy Rathore"), "Tujhe Aksa Beach" ("God Tussi Great Ho") and "Jalwa" ("Wanted").
The duo had also composed non-film albums like Indian Idol fame Rahul Vaidya's 'Tera Intezaar', Sonu Nigam's 'Deewana' and 'Khoya Khoya Chand' by Alka Yagnik and Babul Supriyo.
Many celebrities expressed condolences on hearing the tragic news on social media.
Priyanka Chopra said,
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
Salim Merchant from the duo 'Salim Suleiman' was also one of the very few who confirmed the news and paid his respects to the singer.
Devastated with the news of the passing away of my brother Wajid of Sajid -Wajid fame. May Allah give strength to the family 🙏— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) May 31, 2020
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
Vishal Dadlani also expressed his sincere thoughts and condolences.
Heartbroken. Both @SajidMusicKhan and @wajidkhan7 have been close & true friends. The kind who might see the light on and show up at our studio in the middle of the night just to meet and talk and share a laugh. Can't believe Wajid and I will never speak again.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 31, 2020
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
Sona Mohapatra tweeted,
Heartbreaking news. Wajid no more. Spent time on the SRGMP show with him as a co-judge & he was so kind & generous. I know he was ailing for a while, regret not picking up the phone on him in this lockdown. Stunned & sad.— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) May 31, 2020
Famous Sufi singer, Harshdeep Kaur also talked about the 'huge loss to the music industry'.
My deep condolences to #WajidKhan Ji’s family. Still can’t believe that he is no more. Have always seen him smiling and spreading joy around him. Huge loss to the music industry 🙏🏼#RestInPeace @wajidkhan7 pic.twitter.com/zX1Jtc2kyI— Harshdeep Kaur (@HarshdeepKaur) May 31, 2020
Singer turned Politician Babul Suprio said,
Shocked to hear about the cruelly untimely demise of Wajid of the renowned Composer duo of SajidWajid•Incredible loss of a very very dear friend & a very very talented musical mind - a Gr8 sport....— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) May 31, 2020
@BeingSalmanKhan @singer_shaan @RameshTaurani
Singer Tulsi Kumar also tweeted about the tragic news on her twitter handle.
This cannot be true ! I can’t believe that Wajid bhai has left us .. In state of complete shock ! Worked with u on so many songs and just met u a while ago @wajidkhan7 .. May your soul Rest In Peace 🙏 May god give strength to the family to bear this huge loss— Tulsi Kumar #TereNaal (@TulsikumarTK) May 31, 2020