Sajid–Wajid was an Indian Bollywood Hindi film music director duo consisting of brothers Sajid Khan and Wajid Khan, the sons of Sharafat Ali Khan, a tabla player. Sajid–Wajid first scored music for Salman Khan’s Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. In 1999, they scored music for Sonu Nigam’s album Deewaana. They composed music for several films further. The music duo has also composed music for several films starring Salman Khan. They were mentors on the reality shows Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012 and composed title track
for television reality shows Bigg Boss 4 and Bigg Boss 6, Sajid–Wajid had also composed IPL 4 theme song “Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka”, with Wajid singing the title track. Wajid’s last composition was superstar Salman Khan’s lockdown song ‘Pyaar Karona’.
In another jolt to Bollywood, singer-composer Wajid Khan of Sajid-Wajid fame passed away on
Monday, June 1, at the age of 42 due to COVID-19 complications at a Mumbai hospital.
Wajid’s final rites were held on Monday morning in Mumbai. Wajid Khan was laid to rest today at the Versova Cemetery with some of his friends and family in attendance.
Wajid Khan was admitted to Surana Hospital and Research Centre in Chembur after he developed an infection. A treating doctor said Wajid had a long history of infection and had also undergone a kidney transplant. And since the operation, he was immunocompromised. The doctor added, “Later, we conducted a COVID-19 test, and it came positive.” Dr. Prince Surana, medical director at Surana Hospital and Research Centre, confirmed Wajid Khan died due to complications from a renal ailment and COVID-19 infection.
Confirming the same, singer Sonu Nigam took to his Instagram handle and shared a picture with the duo Sajid-Wajid and wrote, “My brother Wajid left us .” The whole Bollywood shook and here how they reacted: Arjun Kapoor: “I still can’t believe it… feels like yesterday we were doing sittings for Tevar. One of the warmest & most decent souls I had the pleasure of knowing. Always a smile on his face & a song in his heart. Thank You Wajid Bhai for the music & the memories. Rest in peace dear friend.
” Amitabh Bachchan: “Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan. A bright smiling talent passes away. Duas, prayers, and condolence.” Anil Kapoor: “An irreplaceable loss for the music industry. Wajid Khan will be missed deeply but he will live on through his music and the lives he touched with it. My heartfelt condolences to the family.” Akshay Kumar: “Shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Wajid Khan, talented and ever-smiling…gone too soon. May God gives strength to his family in this difficult time” Priyanka Chopra Jonas: “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.”
Kangana Ranaut: “Gone too soon, but his music will live on forever. Prayers for Wajid Khan and strength to ace composer’s composer’s family to bear the loss. RIP Wajid Bhai,” Varun Dhawan: “Shocked hearing this news Wajid Bhai was extremely close to me and my family. He was one of the most positive people to be around. We will miss you Wajid Bhai thank you for the music.”
Shraddha Kapoor: “Extremely sad and heartbroken to hear about the demise of Wajid Khan. Wajid Bhai you will be missed. My condolences to the family and loved ones.” Parineeti Chopra: “Wajid Bhai you were the nicest, nicest man! Always smiling. Always singing. All heart. Every music session with him was memorable. You will truly be missed Wajid Bhai.
“Riteish Deshmukh: “Deeply saddened & shocked by the passing away of a wonderful musical
maestro Wajid Bhai- rest in glory, my friend. I will miss your smile, your humour.. countless late nights made melodious with your impromptu singing. Condolences to Sajid Bhai and the entire family.” Karan Johar: “RIP Wajid Khan your music will always live on…deepest condolences to the family and loved ones. gone too soon.” Vishal Dadlani: “Heartbroken. Both Sajid Khan and Wajid Khan 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.”
Salim Merchant: “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. Wajid Khan, you’ve gone too soon. It’s a huge loss to our fraternity. I’m shocked & broken. Inna Lillahi wainna ilayhi raji’un.” This year has been tragic for Bollywood with losing Irrfan Khan, a beloved actor had cancer and died of an infection. Another movie giant, Rishi Kapoor, who had leukemia, also died. Losing another gem will not be easy.