As we still struggle to cope with the dangerous pandemic of COVID-19, we have another bad news for music lovers and the Bollywood industry. First, our very own Chintuji, Rishi Kapoor, then one of the most versatile and talented actor Irfan Khan and now another setback with the untimely death of Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid fame.
Wajid Khan, age 42 years, died of a cardiac arrest, Wajid’s brother Sajid Khan told PTI, while confirming that the musician had also tested positive for COVID-19. Wajid had also undergone an organ transplant earlier and had been on a ventilator for the last few days, said composer Salim Merchant.
Sons of the late Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, the veteran tabla player who worked with music advocates in Hindi films for decades, Sajid-Wajid started their career in the late ‘90s. Beginning their career in 1998 with Salman Khan-starrer Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, the dynamic music composer Wajid Khan recently composed the actor’s single, Bhai Bhai, which is supposed to be his last track. The dynamic duo Sajid-Wajid gave us a lot of memorable tracks including “Hud Hud Dabangg” from Dabangg and “Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita” from Rowdy Rathore.
As soon as the news of Wajid Khan passing away broke out, Bollywood celebrities took on Twitter to pay tribute to the talented music composer. While Bollywood stars tweeted, our very own singers and television stars were not behind in paying their tributes. Here are a few tweets from our very own celebs:
Wajid Vil always love, respect, remember n miss u as a person n ur talent, Love u n may your beautiful soul rest in peace …
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 1, 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
— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) June 1, 2020
Shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of #WajidKhan, talented and ever-smiling…gone too soon. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 1, 2020
I used to call him my brother from another mother. Besides being unbelievably talented he was so gentle & sweet. I’m so heartbroken that I did not get to say Goodbye my sweet @wajidkhan7 I will miss you & our jam sessions forever. Till we meet again #RIP #WajidKhan #Gonetoosoon pic.twitter.com/RAq0pqHJwY
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) June 1, 2020
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
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
— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) May 31, 2020
— Palak Muchhal (@palakmuchhal3) June 1, 2020
Deeply shocked to hear the news of Wajid Khan passing away… you will continue to live on through your music. Rest in peace.#WajidKhan
— Sidharth Shukla (@sidharth_shukla) June 1, 2020
This is such a heartbreaking news. One of the best guys I knew. So loving ..so compassionate. And such a contagious smile which always came from his heart. You will be missed #WajidKhan
— Rajeev Khandelwal (@RK1610IsMe) June 1, 2020
Shocked to hear the news of Wajid khan passing away..
REST IN PEACE #WAJIDKHAN
— Asim Riaz (@imrealasim) June 1, 2020
May His Soul Rest In Peace! And may god give strength to Wajid Khan’s family and friends to overcome this loss.