File image of Wajid Khan

Bollywood music composer, director and singer Wajid Khan died of COVID-19 in the wee hours of Monday.

He was all of 42 years at the time of demise.

He was tested positive for the novel coronavirus a few days ago.

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 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.

The composer was hospitalized a few days ago at Surana Hospital, Chembur where his condition deteriorated, according to reports.

The music composer duo Sajid-Wajid broke on to Bollywood with their film debut, with Salman Khan’s 1998 movie Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya.

They went on to work on several films together, including Garv, Tere Naam, Tumko Na Bhool Payenge, Partner and the popular Dabangg series.

Wajid also did playback for Salman.

In chartbusters like Mera Hi Jalwa, Fevicol Se, it was Wajid who lent his voice to Salman Khan.

Wajid also voiced Chinta Ta Chita Chita from the film Rowdy Rathore for Akshay Kumar, among others.

Wajid recently co-composed Salman’s songs Pyaar Karona and Bhai Bhai, which were shot in Salman Khan’s Panvel farmhouse during the lockdown, and were released on his YouTube channel.

Apart from films, Wajid, along with brother Sajid, also served as mentor on the singing reality shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012 and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar.

Together, Sajid-Wajid also scored the IPL 4 theme song, Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka, which was sung by Wajid.


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