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:

May His Soul Rest In Peace! And may god give strength to Wajid Khan’s family and friends to overcome this loss.

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