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Music director Wajid Khan dies at 42; Covid-19 is likely cause

Music director Wajid Khan dies at 42; Covid-19 is likely cause”

He was all of 42 years at the time of demise. He was also suffering from kidney ailment for the past few months and had undergone kidney transplant as well. He said, "He had multiple issues".

Wajid passed away last night after suffering from kidney issues and the coronavirus. But recently he got to know about kidney infection.

Music composer Salim Merchant confirmed the news of Wajid Khan's death to news agency PTI.

While the entire entertainment industry has been in grave shock over Wajid's untimely demise, social media has been inundated with condolence for the late composer pouring from all over the world.

"Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un".

Wajid, my brother, not done.

"Wajid, my brother, not done". Neha Kakkar also paid a tribute to the former Sa Re Ga Ma Pa judge on Instagram and shared a picture of him saying that Wajid has gone too soon. The way they used to support and love each other at every step of their respective lives is simply a rare thing to witness in this modern world.

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"The most fondest memories of Mumbai I have are with Sajid and Wajid". I can't come to grips with this tragic news...

He went on, "I came back to Pakistan and didn't get a chance to visit them again but our bond became rock solid over the years".

The actor remarked that nothing he writes will be enough today.

Referring to his brother and professional partner Sajid, Wajid says in Hindi, "Sajid bhai ke liye toh ek hi gana gaoonga main (I can only sing one song for Sajid bhai)" before he starts singing various versions of the popular "Dabangg" theme song with gusto.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan also shared condolences on Twitter. "Prayers for your peaceful journey Wajid bhai", he tweeted. "Allah jannat naseeb kare". Ameen.I am shocked and shattered.my old friend composer #Wajid of #SajidWajid has left us!

- PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 31, 2020shocked hearing this news @wajidkhan7 bhai was extremely close to me and my family.

Deeply saddened today! I have just lost my brother today.



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