Music director Wajid Khan passed away on Monday morning in a Mumbai hospital at the age of 42 due to coronavirus complications leading to kidney issues.
Wajid Khan was well-known for his compositions for Salman Khan’s popular movies such as ‘Wanted’, the ‘Dabangg’ franchise and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.
His brother Sajid and a source close to the family confirmed to the news that the musician had tested positive for COVID-19 and died of cardiac arrest.
Sajid-Wajid made their Bollywood debut with Salman Khan starrer ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ in 1998.
The composed for many of Salman Khan’s films, including Chori Chori, Hello Brother, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Partner, Wanted and Dabangg (1, 2 and 3).
Wajid also lent his voice as a playback singer and sung popular tracks like ‘Hud Hud Dabangg’, ‘Jalwa’, ‘Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita’ and ‘Fevicol Se’ among more.
However, a number of famous celebrities from the music world and netizens express their condolences on the sad demise and share memories with the music legend.
Celebrities condole over Wajid Khan’s demise:
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
— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) May 31, 2020
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
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. 🧡🧡 #WajidKhan
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) May 31, 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
Deeply saddened today ! I have just lost my brother today. Wajid bhai was more than a friend and a composer to me. May Allah Bless him Jannat. Ameen pic.twitter.com/wS4dxjhaVB
— Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (@RFAKWorld) 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
Feeling Deeply Saddened after hearing shocking news of the sudden demise of Wajid Khan @wajidkhan7
— Javed Ali (@javedali4u) May 31, 2020
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un .
I lost my brother & very very dear friend Wajid.
Wajid my brother not done. There were many more conversations left bhai. Gone too soon, am shattered beyond repair.
Kyun Bhai? Rest in peace my bhai & may Allah give Sajid & family strength.🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/juZMHQZqeD
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) May 31, 2020
Netizens Reacting on Wajid Khan’s Loss:
— IMShubham (@shubham_jain999) June 1, 2020
— natasha chaudhary16 (@itsnatasha____) June 1, 2020
India has lost one of her amazing Singer.
— Sweta (@Sweta09Era) June 1, 2020
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون
— Taleem khan (@taleemkhan007) June 1, 2020
My first ever recording for Dolly ki Doli with this gem. I will miss that smile,that voice over the phone. Gone too soon Wajid bhai. Shocked. RIP #WajidKhan you will me missed ♥️ pic.twitter.com/sdQPBC8sh1
— Abhishek Dogra (@abhishekdograa) June 1, 2020
Remembering @wajidkhan7's hits – His spirit of laughter and always wanting people to smile reflected in his music. 'Dhadang Dhang' still has us grooving to its catchy and fun tune!#WajidKhan #RestInPeaceWajidKhan #RestInPeace #Singer #Bollywood #Music pic.twitter.com/nQIBFJcidk
— RadioMirchi (@RadioMirchi) June 1, 2020
The year 2020 has been the darkest since Coronavirus outbreak, but for India it seems to be much more painful as the industry lost three legendary personalities this year.
Versatile Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai, aged 67. The popular actor had been unwell for a while and was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai.
According to reports, Rishi Kapoor was battling cancer relapse.
The Bollywood actor returned to India last September as he underwent treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. In February, Kapoor was hospitalized twice due to his health issues.
Also, Actor Irrfan Khan passed away in Mumbai aged 53 while battling a colon infection.
The actor was hospitalized on April 28 evening and placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) because of a colon infection. The legend survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons Babli Khan and Ayan Khan.
The news comes just two days after the actor’s mother Saeda Begum breathed her last on Saturday in Jaipur. However, owing to the ongoing lockdown in India, the actor could not physically attend his mother’s last rites.