Wajid Khan of Bollywood composer duo Sajid-Wajid dies due to COVID-19

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Well-known Bollywood composer and singer Wajid Khan of the popular composer duo- Sajid Wajid passed away on Monday (June 1) at a Mumbai hospital.

Well-known Bollywood composer and singer Wajid Khan of the popular composer duo Sajid-Wajid passed away on Monday (June 1) at a Mumbai hospital due to coronavirus COVID-19 complications.

“Music composer @wajidkhan7 – of the Sajid-Wajid duo – who was suffering from #COVIDー19 has tragically passed on. Truly saddened to see such a talented life cut short at 39. May his soul rest in peace & may God give his family, friends & fans the fortitude to bear this loss.,” tweeted Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Confirming the news, singer Sonu Nigam posted on Instagram, “My brother Wajid left us.”

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Sajid-Wajid were recently in news for composing songs for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan during the ongoing lockdown. The song titled “Pyaar karona” was aimed to encourage all to fight the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The song was released in April was sung by Salman. It also featured the Bollywood star in the video.

Sajid-Wajid also composed Salman`s Eid special song, “Bhai bhai”.

Sajid-Wajid composed music for several superhit films of Salman Khan after making their debut in the 1998 Salman superhit, “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya”, composing one song in that film, “Teri jawani badi mast mast hai”.

The duo became a household name in 2010 with the Salman Khan blockbuster “Dabangg”. Among several hit numbers composed by the duo were “Tere mast mast do nain” and “Hud hud Dabangg” (“Dabangg”), “Do you wanna partner” and “Soni de nakhre” (“Partner”), “Mujhse shaadi karogi” and “Laal dupatta” (“Mujhse Shaadi Karogi”), “Mashallah” (Ek Tha Tiger”), “Chinta ta chita” (“Rowdy Rathore”), “Fevicol se” (“Dabangg 2”) and “Raat bhar” (“Heropanti”).

As a singer, Wajid recorded many hit songs, including “Do you wanna partner” and “Soni de nakhre” (“Partner”), “Hud hud Dabangg” (“Dabangg”), “Chinta ta chita” (“Rowdy Rathore”), “Tujhe Aksa Beach” (“God Tussi Great Ho”) and “Jalwa” (“Wanted”).

Wajid also was a judge of the music reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar” and “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012”.