Famed music composer Wajid Khan dies at 42

Popular music composer, Wajid Khan, who is known to compose music with his brother Sajid Khan passed away this morning. He was 42. Reports of his untimely demise surfaced on social media after his friend and singer, Sonu Nigam shared the news of his passing away. Fans and fellow Bollywood celebrities took to the internet to express grief over his sudden passing away.

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Even though Wajid’s untimely demise at the age of 42 comes as a devastating news for fans, it has been reported that the cause of his death is COVID-19 and he was under critical care for the same in the recent days, although the same hasn’t been officially confirmed.

The music composer, who has been part of the industry for a long time was hospitalized at Surana Hospital, Mumbai where his condition deteriorated.
Wajid also had a history of underlying medical conditions, which kept him in and out of hospitals in the past year.

Singer and composer, Salim Merchant, speaking to an agency said that he was put on ventilator support last week after a kidney infection got worse. In the past, he also underwent a kidney transplant.

“He 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 the ventilator for the last four days, after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical.”

Confirming the news, singer Sonu Nigam posted on his official social media handle: “My brother Wajid left us.”

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My Brother Wajid left us.

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Rahat took to Twitter and shared a picture with the late Bollywood composer with a caption, “I have just lost my brother today. Wajid Bhai was more than a friend and a composer to me. May Allah Bless him Jannat. Ameen.

Other than the O Re Piya singer, actor Adnan Siddiqui also shared a heartfelt note on the composer’s demise.

Sharing a picture of the duo, Adnan wrote, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. The deepest loss of 2020 for me personally and for the years to come. I lost my brother and a very, very dear friend Wajid.
Wajid, my brother, not done. There were many more conversations left Bhai. Gone too soon, am shattered beyond repair.”

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Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un . . . The deepest loss of 2020 for me personally and for the years to come…. I lost my brother and very very dear friend Wajid. Wajid my brother not done…. there were many more conversations left bhai. Gone too soon, am shattered beyond repair. The most fondest memories of Mumbai I have are with Sajid and Wajid. They came to meet me and took me out for sehri. Not only that, invited me to their place and I had nihari cooked by their mother. I came back to Pakistan and didn’t get a chance to visit them again but our bond became rock solid over the years. My weekends are not complete without chatting with both the brothers and they will be incomplete without you Wajid. Kyun Bhai?? Rest in peace my bhai… rest in peace and may Allah give Sajid and family strength… nothing I write will be enough today. I will forever remember you as ever smiling, singing songs on the phone bhai… why did you go away so soon..🙏🏽

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Sharing one of the most fondest memories of the late musician, the Mom star added, “The most fondest memories of Mumbai I have are with Sajid and Wajid. They came to meet me and took me out for sehri. Not only that invited me to their place and I had nihari cooked by their mother.”

He went on, “I came back to Pakistan and didn’t get a chance to visit them again but our bond became rock solid over the years. My weekends are not complete without chatting with both the brothers and they will be incomplete without you Wajid. Nothing I write will be enough today. I will forever remember you as ever-smiling, singing songs on the phone. Why did you go away so soon?”

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