MUMBAI: After the sudden demise of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, during the lockdown, famous music director Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid duo is no more. The popular composer passed away on Sunday night. He was diagnosed with Covid-19 and was kept on a ventilator. He was 42!
The news was confirmed by singer, composer Salim Merchant to PTI, who told that Wajid was on the ventilator for the past four days and had a kidney infection too besides coronavirus. The music director had undergone a kidney transplant earlier this year but lost his battle yesterday night at Surana Hospital in Chembur.
Belonging to the popular music composer duo, Sajid-Wajid, Wajid worked on many blockbuster music projects for Bollywood after debuting with Salman Khan’s Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya in 1998. His major work was with the Bhaijaan of Bollywood with Bhai Bhai, which released last week, being his last music venture before his demise. Wajid also contributed to Pyaar Karona alongside brother Sajid for the superstar. Jalwa, Hata Saawan Ki Ghata, Mashallah, Teri Meri, etc are some of the popular works of the music director duo.
The brothers also worked on Sonu Nigam’s album Deewana during their early days. They have also composed IPL 4 song, Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka, mentored on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 4. Wajid Khan also joined Shekhar Ravjiani on the judging panel of the 2018 season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.
Wajid Khan also sang songs like Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka for IPL 4, Chinta Ta Chita Chita for Akshay Kumar’s Rowdy Rathore and Meri Hi Jalwa and Fevicol Se for Salman Khan.
Born in a music family, Wajid Khan’s father, Ustad Sharafat Ali was a tabla player. The music director will be remembered for his popular work with brother Sajid Khan and has left a legacy of music behind.
The music industry and Bollywood are mourning the loss of their popular music director. Music Beat offers condolence to his family may Wajid’s soul rest in peace.
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