Composer Salim Merchant said that Wajid Khan was suffering from kidney issues and was on ventilator for a few days.
Salim Merchant (left) and Wajid Khan (right).
Music composer and singer Wajid Khan of composer duo Sajid-Wajid breathed his last in the wee hours on Monday. The musician, 42, was suffering from kidney ailments and had undergone a kidney transplant a few months ago. He was tested coronavirus-positive a few days ago. Composer Salim Merchant confirmed to PTI that the singer was hospitalised at Surana Hospital in Chembur a few days for kidney issues.
Salim Merchant told the news agency, “Wajid had multiple issues. He had a kidney issue and had a transplant a while ago. But recently he got to know about kidney infection… He was on a ventilator for the last four days after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical.”
Salim of Salim-Sulaiman composer duo took to social media to express his grief. He wrote, “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 (sic).”
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
Wajid Khan composed many songs for Salman Khan films with his brother Sajid Khan. Some of the noted numbers by the composer duo include 1998’s Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya, songs from Garv, Tere Naam, Tumko Na Bhool Payenge, Partner and Dabangg films.
Wajid also lent his voice to Salman Khan for hits like Mera hi Jalwa from Wanted, Fevicol Se in Dabangg 2. For Akshay Kumar he sang Chinta ta Chita Chita from Rowdy Rathore.
The late singer-composer also co-composed Salman Khan’s songs Pyaar Karona and Bhai Bhai, which were released on the actor’s YouTube channel.