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Wajid Khan, of music composer duo Sajid-Wajid, passes away at 42

Mumbai: Bollywood composer-singer Wajid Khan of the favored sibling composer duo- Sajid-Wajid is not any extra. He handed away within the early hours on Monday.

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

The reason for demise has not but been confirmed, although unconfirmed stories have acknowledged the artiste was affected by COVID-19. A report in filmibeat.com, alternatively, acknowledged Wajid Khan had been affected by a kidney drawback over the previous few years and had reportedly been on ventilator after being hospitalised just lately.

Sajid-Wajid just lately composed songs for Bollywood celebrity Salman Khan throughout the ongoing lockdown, one in every of which was a quantity titled “Pyaar karona”, a pop anthem encouraging all to struggle the coronavirus. The track launched in April was sung by Salman and in addition featured the actor within the video.

The composer duo additionally just lately composed Salman’s Eid particular track, “Bhai bhai”, which talks of communal concord.

Sajid-Wajid incessantly collaborated as composers for Salman Khan. In reality, they made their debut within the 1998 Salman superhit, “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya”, scoring one track in that movie, “Teri jawani badi mast mast hai”.

Sajid-Wajid shot to fame with the Salman Khan blockbuster “Dabangg” in 2010, and there was no trying again. Amongst quite a few hits they composed had been “Tere mast mast do nain” and “Hud hud Dabangg” (“Dabangg”), “Do you wanna partner” and “Soni de nakhre” (“Partner”), “Mujhse shaadi karogi” and “Laal dupatta” (“Mujhse Shaadi Karogi”), “Mashallah” (Ek Tha Tiger”), “Chinta ta chita” (“Rowdy Rathore”), “Fevicol se” (“Dabangg 2”) and “Raat bhar” (“Heropanti”).

As a singer, Wajid recorded many hit songs, together with “Do you wanna partner” and “Soni de nakhre” (“Partner”), “Hud hud Dabangg” (“Dabangg”), “Chinta ta chita” (“Rowdy Rathore”), “Tujhe Aksa Beach” (“God Tussi Great Ho”) and “Jalwa” (“Wanted”).

Sajid-Wajid additionally composed for a couple of non-film albums. These are Son Nigam’s “Deewana”, Alka Yagnik and Babul Supriyo’s “Khoya Khoya Chand”, and Rahul Vaidya’s “Tera Intezaar”.

Wajid Khan additionally was a mentor of the music actuality present “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar” and “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012”.

Because the information of Wajid Khan’s demise unfold, Bollywood took to social media to specific grief and shock.

“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,” tweeted Priyanka Chopra.

Among the many first to substantiate the information with a tweet of condolence was composer Salim Service provider of the Salim-Suleiman duo. “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,” wrote Salim.

Vishal Dadlani wrote on Twitter: “Wajid Khan is gone far too soon. His talent and heart were never appreciated enough. All the times we planned to meet & never did because we were busy, those will always rankle. Sajid Khan, mere bhai. You will never be alone & our brother will forever be remembered.”

“Heartbreaking news. Wajid no more. Spent time on the SRGMP show with him as a co-judge and he was so kind and generous. I know he was ailing for a while, regret not picking up the phone on him in this lockdown. Stunned and sad,” wrote singer Sona Mohapatra on Twitter.

Singer Harshdeep Kaur tweeted: “My deep condolences to #WajidKhan Ji’s family. Still can’t believe that he is no more. Have always seen him smiling and spreading joy around him. Huge loss to the music industry.”

“This cannot be true! I can’t believe that Wajid bhai has left us.. In state of complete shock! Worked with u on so many songs and just met u a while ago @wajidkhan7 .. May your soul Rest In Peace.. May god give strength to the family to bear this huge loss,” tweeted singer Tulsi Kumar.

Singer-Politician Babul Supriyo additionally expressed his condolence on Twitter: “Shocked to hear about the cruelly untimely demise of Wajid of the renowned Composer duo of Sajid Wajid. Incredible loss of a very very dear friend & a very very talented musical mind — a Gr8 sport.”

(IANS)

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