Music composer Wajid Khan (43) dies due to coronavirus
In a terrible piece of news, music composer Wajid Khan (43) of Sajid-Wajid fame has passed away. He was suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Earlier today, he was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai and was reportedly on a ventilator. Wajid had also been suffering from a kidney problem for the last few years. May his soul rest in peace.
Singer Sonu Nigam confirmed about his demise
Sad News: Noted singer Sonu Nigam just confirmed to me that music composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid passed away a short while back. He was suffering from Covid 19.— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) May 31, 2020
A bit about his career
The duo Sajid-Wajid was given a break by the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in his film Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya in 1998. Most recently, they composed Khan's lockdown songs Pyaar Karona. Wajid was last seen in the music launch function of Dabangg 3.
Bollywood is mourning the loss of their beloved composer
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
A terrible year for the Indian entertainment fraternity
It has been a terrible year for the entertainment fraternity. Recently, Tamil filmmaker Arun Prasath passed away in a road accident in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Further, TV actors, Preksha Mehta (25) and Manmeet Grewal (32) committed suicide, reportedly due to worries over the ongoing lockdown and consequent lack of work opportunities. Not long ago, India lost two celebrated actors, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor.