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Music composer Wajid Khan dies of Coronavirus complications at 42


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

01st June, 2020
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Wajid Khan

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:

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My Brother Wajid left us.

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Netizens Reacting on Wajid Khan’s Loss:

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.

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