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Wajid Khan passes away: Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, others pay tribute to music composer

Bollywood composer-singer Wajid Khan of the popular sibling composer duo Sajid-Wajid passed away at 42. He left his fans and firnds in shock. Several celebrities like Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Varun Dhawan, Sonu Nigam, and others paid condolences on social media.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: June 02, 2020 7:11 IST
Bollywood composer Wajid Khan dies
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Bollywood composer Wajid Khan dies

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 Ek Tha Tiger, died in early hours of Monday in a city hospital due to complications arising from a kidney infection, that included cardiac arrest and coronavirus infection. He was 42. Music composer Salim Merchant, who confirmed the news of Wajid's death, said the composer was hospitalised few days ago at Surana Hospital, Chembur where his condition deteriorated.

"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," Salim said.

Wajid's last composition was superstar Salman Khan's lockdown song 'Pyaar Karona'. As soon as the news of his death broke online, shocked Bollywood celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Sonu Nigam, Priety Zinta, Shankar Mahadevan, and others took to social media to express grief and pay tribute.

 

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  • 7:08 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Sonu Nigam pays emotional tribute to dear friend Wajid Khan live on YouTube

  • 6:57 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Karan Johar condoles Wajid Khan's death

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    Sonu Nigam to pay musical tribute

  • 6:05 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Rashami Desai expresses grief

  • 6:03 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Asim Riaz condoles Wajid Khan's death

    Bigg Boss 13's Asim Riaz took to Twitter and wrote, "Shocked to hear the news of Wajid  khan passing away..REST IN PEACE  #WAJIDKHAN".

  • 6:00 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Wajid bhai was more than a friend and a composer to me: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

  • 2:59 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Katrina Kaif remembers Wajid Khan after his sudden demise

    Taking to Instagram and sharing the photo of late music composer, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif wrote, "Rip wajid bhai will always remember your smile."

  • 2:05 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Anup Jalota sad over the demise of music composer Wajid Khan

    Anup Jalota also expressed grief over Wajid Khan's death. Have a look at what the 'Bhajan Samrat' said:

  • 2:03 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sonakshi Sinha on Wajid Khan's death: You called me your lucky charm

    Dabangg actress Sonakshi Sinha mourned Wajid's death and tweeted,  "Rest in peace Wajid Bhai! You left us too soon... Will always remember how you called me your lucky charm... deepest condolences to the family!"

  • 2:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Jacqueline Fernandez is heartbroken after Wajid Khan's death

    Taking to Instagram, Jacqueline shared a photo of music composer Wajid along with a broken heart emoji. 

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  • 1:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin
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    Mahima Chaudhry remembers Wajid Khan

    Taking to Instagram, she wrote, "WAJID bhai you will be missed . Too young to go..deeply saddened.#RIP."

  • 12:02 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Arjun Kapoor can't believe Wajid Khan is no more

    Sharing a throwback photo with the music composer, Arjun wrote, "I still can’t believe it... feels like yesterday we were doing sittings for Tevar. One of the warmest & most decent souls I had the pleasure of knowing. Always a smile on his face & a song in his heart... Thank You Wajid bhai for the music & the memories. Rest in peace dear friend."

  • 12:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Remo Dsouza expresses grief

    Taking to Instagram, Remo shared a photo with Wajid and wrote, "One of the sweetest and most positive person in this industry always so full of energy ..... RIP BROTHER ... ( Wajid bhai ) Gone to soon .... prayers and wishes to the family."

  • 11:38 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Manoj Bajpayee mourns the death of Wajid Khan

    Manoj tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the passing away of our dear Wajid bhai !! May almighty give strength to his family to bear this huge loss !!Rest in peace bhai!!"

  • 11:37 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Iulia Vantur's goodbye message for Wajid Khan: Thank u for the amazing legacy

    Iulia Vantur shared Wajid's photo and wrote, "Kind, gentle and immensely talented. U will live in our hearts forever. Thank u for the amazing legacy u have created  Your voice will caress our hearts. We love u Wajid Bhai. Rest in peace and love #wajidkhan #rip #love #respect #music #composer #singer #kindness."

  • 11:35 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Akshay Kumar shocked at Wajid Khan's death

    Akshay wrote, "Shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of #WajidKhan, talented and ever-smiling...gone too soon. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time."

  • 10:47 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sonam Kapoor mourns Wajid Khan's death

    Sharing an old photo with the music composer, Sonam wrote alongside, "Rest in peace #WajidKhan"

  • 10:12 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Tony Kakkar on Wajid Khan's death: Huge loss to the music industry

    Tony wrote, "Huge loss to the music industry. Can’t believe he is no more. Gone too soon #WajidKhan bhai.. Rest in peace."

  • 10:11 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Anupam Kher shocked over Wajid Khan's 'untimely demise'

    Anupam Kher took to Twitter and wrote, "Deeply shocked & saddened by the untimely demise of greatly talented  #WajidKhan of the #SajidWajid team. I had met him at few occasions. He was very humble, courteous and always smiling. May God give his family the courage to deal with this loss. Will pray to almighty."

  • 10:01 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Raj Babbar moruns Wajid Khan's death

    He tweeted, "Terrible to hear that the extremely talented Wajid Khan is no more. His demise is like a rude jolt. Voice behind so many big hits & a great composer- he'll always be remembered for that friendly smile which was his best identity. RIP #WajidKhan Khan. You shall always be admired."

  • 10:00 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Ritesh Deshmukh 'deeply saddened & shocked' over Wajid Khan's death news

    Taking to Twitter, Riteish wrote, "Deeply saddened & shocked by the passing away of a wonderful musical maestro @wajidkhan7 - rest in glory my friend. I will miss your smile, your humour.. countless late nights made melodious with your impromptu singing. Condolences to #Sajid bhai and the entire family-"

  • 9:27 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Hansal Mehta sad over Wajid Khan's death

    He tweeted, "Damnit Wajid. Gone too soon. The songs you sang to me when I was depressed and made Barista in Andheri my retreat will never be forgotten. See you there some day you generous soul.."

  • 9:26 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Ravi Dubey heartbroken over Wajid Khan's death

    Television actor Ravi Dubey shared an old photo with Wajid and wrote, "heartbroken Rest in peace wajid bhai."

  • 9:25 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Karan Johar on Wajid Khan's death: Your music will always live on

    Bollywood filmmaker mourned the death of Wajid Khan and wrote, "#RIPWajidKhan your music will always live on...deepest condolences to the family and loved ones ....gone too soon....."

  • 8:51 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Bipasha Basu heartbroken over Wajid Khan's death

    Bipasha wrote, "Sad and heartbreaking news . RIP @wajidkhan7  May god give strength to the family for this huge loss."

  • 8:50 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Reema Kagti on Wajid Khan's death: Gone way too soon

    Reema Kagti wrote, "RIP Wajid Khan. Gone way too soon. My deepest condolence to the family."

  • 8:49 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Parineeti Chopra on Wajid Khan's death: You were the nicest man

    Parineeti tweeted, "Wajid Bhai you were the nicest, nicest nicest man! Always smiling. Always singing. All heart. Every music session with him was memorable. You will truly be missed wajid bhai."

  • 8:48 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Nikhil Advani mourns Wajid's death

    Tweeting about Wajid, Nikhil wrote, "One thing I will remember about  #wajid bhai was that he loved the film industry. Selfless he would call and talk about a song he had just heard from a film of mine. Then call the composer, lyricists and singers. He loved being part of this fraternity. Always smiling. #RIPWajid."

  • 8:47 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Daisy Shah: Rest in peace Wajid Bhai

    Actress Daisy Shah wrote, "Rest in peace Wajid Bhai. I am deeply saddened by the news that you are no more with us. Your contribution to the music industry will be remembered forever. You will be missed @wajidkhan7 My condolences to his family."

  • 8:46 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Farah Khan on Wajid Khan's death: Gone too soon

    Farah tweeted, "Gone too soon #WajidKhan.. thank you for the music deepest condolences to his family."

  • 8:45 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Amitabh Bachchan expresses grief over Wajid's death

    Taking to Twitter, Amitabh Bachchan wrote, "T 3548 - Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas , prayers and in condolence."

  • 8:42 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Soni Razdan extremely sad over Wajid Khan's death

    Soni tweeted, "Extremely sad. This just gets worse and worse. RIP Wajid Khan."

  • 8:41 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Ronit Roy condoles Wajid Khan's death

    Ronit took to Twitter and wrote, "#Waiidbhai of #Sajidwajid passes away too soon. The last time I met him he was recovering finely from a cardiac arrest. You will stay with us in your music. R.I.P."

  • 8:38 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Ranveer Singh heartbroken over Wajid Khan's death

    Taking to Instagram stories, Ranveer Singh shared a photo of the composer along with an emoji of a broken heart. 

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    Ranveer Singh heartbroken over Wajid Khan's death

  • 8:36 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Arbaaz Khan condoles the death of Wajid Khan

    Wajid Khan made his debut through the film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya which featured Arbaaz Khan in lead role. The actor mourned Wajid's death and wrote, "RIP Wajid bhai you will be deeply missed. The music industry has lost a gem. Gone to soon. My heartfelt condolences to the grieving family and friends. Allah jannat naseeb kare."

  • 8:01 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Tulsi Kumar can't believe Wajid Khan is no more

    Taking to Twitter, Tulsi wrote, "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."

  • 7:59 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sona Mohapatra is 'stunned & sad' at Wajid Khan's death

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

  • 7:58 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Rajeev Khandelwal on Wajid's death: One of the best guys I knew

    Rajeev tweeted, "This is such a heartbreaking news. One of the best guys I knew. So loving ..so compassionate. And such a contagious smile which always came from his heart. You will be missed #WajidKhan."

  • 6:57 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Madhur Bhandarkar mourns Wajid Khan's death

    He tweeted, "Shocked to hear the demise of music composer @wajidkhan7 , My deepest condolences to his family members & friends. RIP."

     

  • 6:55 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Harshdeep Kaur expresses grief over Wajid Khan's death

    Tweeting about Wajid, the singer wrote, "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."

  • 6:52 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Shankar Mahadevan sad over the demise of Wajid Khan

    Shankar Mahadevan wrote, "Am just not able to come to terms with this !  Shocking ! Good bye dear brother.. love you .. till we meet on the other side ! Prayers for your peaceful journey Wajidbhai."

  • 6:50 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Vishal Dadlani mourns the death of Wajid Khan

    A heartbroken Vishal Dadlani tweeted, "Heartbroken. Both @SajidMusicKhan and @wajidkhan7 have been close & true friends. The kind who might see the light on and show up at our studio in the middle of the night just to meet and talk and share a laugh. Can't believe Wajid and I will never speak again."

  • 6:48 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Varun Dhawan on Wajid Khan's death: We will miss u

    Actor Varun Dhawan tweeted, "shocked hearing this news @wajidkhan7  bhai was extremely close to me and my family. He was one of the most positive people to be around. We will miss u Wajid bhai thank u for the music."

     

  • 6:47 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sonu Nigam also shared the news of Wajid Khan's death

    Taking to Instagram, Sonu shared a photo with the late composer and wrote, "My Brother Wajid left us."

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  • 6:46 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Preity Zinta expresses grief on Wajid Khan's death

    Preity Zinta wrote on Twitter, "I used to call him my brother from another mother. Besides being unbelievably talented he was so gentle & sweet. I’m so heartbroken that I did not get to say Goodbye my sweet  @wajidkhan7  I will miss you & our jam sessions forever. Till we meet again #RIP #WajidKhan #Gonetoosoon."

  • 6:41 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Adnan Sami on Wajid Khan's death: I’ve lost a dear brother

    Popular singer Adnan Sami took to Twitter and wrote, "I’m shocked!! I’ve lost a dear brother Wajid! I can’t come to grips with this tragic news... He was such a beautiful soul..Oh dear Lord, Please have mercy...May Allah SWT bless him in Jannat-ul-Firdaus...Ameen."

  • 6:40 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Salim Merchant pays condolences

    Salim tweeted, "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 . Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un."

  • 6:38 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Priyanka Chopra calls Wajid Khan's death terrible

    Tweeting on the same, Priyanka Chopra wrote, “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”

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