Hindi film music composer Wajid Khan of the famous musical duo Sajid-Wajid died at a Mumbai hospital in the wee hours of Monday because of complications from kidney infection. Wajid Khan's sudden demise left the Bollywood film industry in a state of shock as he was recovering from COVID-19 in quarantine and was only 42 at the time of death.
Wajid Khan, a kidney transplant receiver was admitted to Mumbai's Surana Hospital in Chembur a few days ago following complications related to the kidney infection after he contracted the Coronavirus. He was on ventilator for the last four days and eventually passed away due to a cardiac arrest.
The mortal remains of the music composer were laid to rest at Mumbai around 1 PM today.
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— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 31, 2020
T 3548 - Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas , prayers and in condolence 🙏🙏🙏— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 1, 2020
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.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 31, 2020
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 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/cb8E152J1X— Shankar Mahadevan (@Shankar_Live) May 31, 2020
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 🎵 pic.twitter.com/jW2C2ooZ3P— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 31, 2020
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. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/VCchUaarJg— arjunk26 (@arjunk26) June 1, 2020
Wajid Vil always love, respect, remember n miss u as a person n ur talent, Love u n may your beautiful soul rest in peace ...— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 1, 2020
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 🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 1, 2020
An irreplaceable loss for the music industry. Wajid Khan will be missed deeply but he will live on through his music and the lives he touched with it. My heartfelt condolences to the family.🙏🏻— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) June 1, 2020
Rest in harmony my friend. Had the pleasure of working with both Sajid-Wajid most loving and brilliant. My condolences to his family and especially Sajid. #RIPWajidKhan— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) June 1, 2020
#RIPWajidKhan your music will always live on...deepest condolences to the family and loved ones ....gone too soon.....❤️🙏— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 1, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/RAq0pqHJwY— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) June 1, 2020