Bollywood singer-composer Wajid Khan dies at 42

Music composer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid died at a Mumbai hospital in the wee hours of Monday due to complications from a kidney infection and was also suffering from Covid-19.

The 42-year old singer was popularly known for his work along with his brother Sajid on films such as Wanted, Dabangg, Ek Tha Tiger and Rowdy Rathore.

Soon after the news of the composer’s demise broke, many from the film fraternity paid tributes on Twitter.

Condoling Wajid’s demise, Amitabh Bachchan said, “Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas , prayers and in condolence.”

Actor-politician Raj Babbar described Wajid Khan’s death as a “rude jolt” and remembered the composer for his “friendly smile which was his best identity”.

“Terrible to hear that the extremely talented Wajid Khan is no more. His demise is like a rude jolt. Voice behind so many big hits & a great composer- he’ll always be remembered for that friendly smile which was his best identity. RIP #WajidKhan Khan. You shall always be admired,” Raj Babbar tweeted.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar said, “Shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of #WajidKhan, talented and ever-smiling…gone too soon. May God give strength to his family in this difficult time.”

Actor Priyanka Chopra said she will always remember Wajid’s smile.

“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,” she tweeted.

Music composer-singer Vishal Dadlani said he was heartbroken after hearing the news. 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,” he tweeted.