A Tribute to Singer-Music Composer-Lyricist Wajid Khan
Bollywood music composer, lyricist, and singer Wajid Khan died at the age of 42 in the early morning hours on June 01, 2020. He was suffering from kidney ailments and had undergone a kidney transplant a few months ago. He was rushed to Surana Sethia hospital in Chembur, Mumbai. However, his health kept on deteriorating and he couldn’t be saved.
Music composer Salim Merchant has confirmed the late news of Wajid Khan. “He had a kidney problem. The transplant was performed a few days ago. But recently he was diagnosed with a kidney infection. His condition on the ventilator for the past four days began to worsen. He passed away this morning without any treatment.”
A source close to the family also confirmed the coronavirus diagnosis.
"He had coronavirus. When you already have heart and kidney issues, your immunity is low. His situation worsened in the last few days," the source added.
The Sajid-Wajid Equation:
Wajid Ali Khan, son of famed tabla player Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, made his debut as a music composer in cinema alongside his brother Sajid Ali Khan, with Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya (1998), starring Salman Khan and Kajol. The film proved to be a musical success and led to their collaboration with singer Sonu Nigam on the very popular album Deewana in 1999. Wajid also did playback for Akshay Kumar in “Chinta Ta Chita Chita” from the film Rowdy Rathore, among others.
Wajid along with his brother Sajid served as mentor on singing reality shows “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012” and “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar”.
The composer duo also scored IPL 4 theme song, “Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka”, which was sung by Wajid.
Sajid-Wajid and Salman Khan: