mumbai sources stated that Bollywood's renowned singer-composer Wajid Khan, part of the famous Sajid-Wajid duo, died in the wee hours of monday in a city hospital due to complications arising from a kidney infection. He was admitted to Surana Hospital in Chembur, Mumbai. Wajid had been suffering from kidney ailment and heart disease for quite sometime. He will be cremated at 7.45 am at Versova burial ground. The bollywood composer salim merchant confirmed the news of Wajid's death. Speaking to a news agency, he said that, "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."
Sajid-Wajid duo made their entry into bollywood with the film, Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya in 1998 and later composed musice for many films like, Chori Chori, hello Brother, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, wanted, dabangg franchise, etc. Wajid Khan started his career as a singer in 2008 with the film Partner and later sang popular numbers like 'Hud Hud Dabangg', 'Jalwa', 'Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita' and 'Fevicol Se' among others.
salim merchant messaged his reaction, "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 Wajid Khan, you’ve gone too soon. It’s a huge loss to our fraternity. I’m shocked & broken. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un". The entire bollywood is mourning the sudden demise of the singer-composer. priyanka chopra messaged, “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."