Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid, popular for their work on superstar Salman Khan’s films such as “Wanted”, “Dabangg” and “Dabangg” etc, died in early hours of Monday in a city hospital due to complications arising from a kidney infection. He was 42.
He was tested positive for the novel coronavirus a few days ago, and was suffering from Covid-19. Wajid Khan, of the famous Sajid-Wajid music composer duo, was also suffering from kidney ailments and had undergone a kidney transplant a few months ago.
Wajid Khan was on the ventilator for the last few days. Wajid Khan was at a hospital in Chembur, Maharashtra, where he breathed his last. Music composer Salim Merchant, who confirmed the news of Wajid’s death.
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.
Wajid Khan composed most of the songs of actor Salman Khan’s moves and even had a hand in composing the recent Bhai-Bhai song released by the actor last week.
Together, Sajid-Wajid also scored the IPL 4 theme song, Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka, which was sung by Wajid. He also did playback for Salman. In chartbusters like Mera Hi Jalwa, Fevicol Se. He also voiced Chinta Ta Chita Chita from the film Rowdy Rathore for Akshay Kumar, among others.