Wajid Khan of Sajid Wajid Duo Passes Away of Covid-19: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra Pay Respects

Wajid Khan, noted Bollywood music composer, has passed away from Covid-19. The news was confirmed on Twitter late last night. Faridoon Shahryar, a noted Bollywood journalist wrote: Sad News.. Noted singer Sonu Nigam just confirmed to me that music composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid passed away a short while back. He was suffering from Covid 19.

Tributes began pouring in from fans and noted celebrities from across the world to mourn the demise of a legendary music composer.

Akshay Kumar wrote: Shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Wajid Khan, talented and ever-smiling…gone too soon. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time

Parineeti Chopra wrote: 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.

Palak Muchhal wrote: Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Wajid Khan sir, who had been an integral part of my journey since the very beginning! Rest in peace.

People remembered his iconic tune from recent times, Tere Mast Mast Do Nain starring Salman Khan from the film Dabangg:

Manak Gupta wrote: SHOCKING..!!! HEARTBREAKING. SCARY. Wajid Khan of the Sajid-Wajid fame has died. He was a kidney transplant patient but some reports say he was Corona. RIP Wajid Khan

Adnan Sami spoke emotionally: I’m shocked!! I’ve lost a dear brother Wajid! I can’t come to grips with this tragic news… He was such a beautiful soul.. Oh dear Lord, Please have mercy… May Allah SWT bless him in Jannat-ul-Firdaus … Ameen.

Born in Saharanpur, India, Wajid Khan rose to fame with his brother Sajid Khan as they composed music for Salman Khan‘s film Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and later also composed for Sonu Nigam’s album Deewana. They had recently composed all the songs for Salman Khan’s Dabangg 3 and Family of Thakurganj. This year has been tough on Bollywood as Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan had both passed away in April, shocking the Bollywood fraternity.

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