Bollywood music composer Wajid Khan of the duo Sajid-Wajid passed away on Sunday, 31 May. The 42-year-old musician was suffering from heart and kidney problems, according to a report . Music director Salim Merchant told the publication that Wajid was hospitalised a few days ago at Surana Hospital in Chembur suburb, where his condition deteriorated.
“He had multiple issues,” Merchant said. “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.”
Sajid-Wajid recently composed Salman Khan’s lockdown songs Bhai Bhai and Pyaar Karona. The duo has always been Salman Khan’s favourite composers. They also started their career with the Salman Khan film Pyaar Kya Toh Darna Kya. Since then Wajid Khan has given his voice to some of the biggest hits like Soni De Nakhre (Partner, 2007), Jalwa (Wanted, 2009), Surili Akhhiyon Wale (Veer, 2010 ), Muni Badnam Hui (Dabangg, 2010)
Wajid Khan was the son of legendary tabla player Ustad Sharafat Hussain Khan.