The nation Mourns the death of Bollywood famous Music composer and singer, Wajid Khan who passed away today. Th news has come as a shock to his friends and his colleagues in the movie and music industries remembered him for his smile as well as his passionate about music. Wajid passed away on Monday in Mumbai at the age of 42. The news was confirmed by his brother Sajid Khan, and quoted saying “He died of a cardiac arrest.” While interacting with the media, revealed his brother he died due to complications arising from a kidney infection. In recent times he had undergone an organ transplant and had been on a ventilator for the last few days.
Sajid-Wajid comes from a rich musical lineage and their father was the late Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, the veteran tabla player who worked with music legends in Hindi movie for decades. Sajid-Wajid commenced their professional journey in the ‘90s. As informed earlier they hail from great lineage — Ustad Faiyyaz Ahmed Khan and Ustad Niyaz Ahmed Khan were their maternal grandfather and grand-uncle. Ustad Abdul Latif Khan was their paternal grandfather – they were classically trained.
The siblings first project was Salman Khan’s Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, and the song ‘Teri Jawaani Badi Mast’ became star buster immediately and stood the test of time too. This led to work with Salman Khan once again in ‘Hello Brother’ and music of the movie was vastly different from the previous one. They went on to create another record in the 90’s when in Sajid-Wajid delivered one of the biggest hits of all time in collaboration with Sonu Nigam, titled Deewana. It went on to become the highest selling non-film albums in India, Deewana had songs such as Ab Mujhe Raat Din and Deewana Tera.
Over the years they had mix of hits and the songs which went unnoticeds but it was Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Tere Naam both featuring Salman Khan – went on to feature on highest-selling albums list and continue to be popular even today. They also won accolades for films such as Chori Chori. but it was Govinda and Salman-starrer Partner that put them back in minds of the listeners. While interacting with Bollywood Hungama years back, the brothers was quoted saying Even in our lowest phase, we never shied away from classical touches- the harkatein and the murqiyaan.
We never pandered to baser trends, but always catered to rooh (soul) in our songs. The foremost thing we keep in mind is that we come from a rich lineage and that we should do nothing jinse unnki naak kat jaaye ya sar jhuk jaaye (by which they will be disgraced).”
Music director duo Sajid-Wajid were the one who started the amalgamated Western influences with the classic touches with the movie Wanted. This also led to Wajid started singing; his first song was Bang Bang, for his mentor Salman Khan. He went to lend his vocal voice to Akshay Kumar and Salman. some of his popular tracks include Mera He Jalwa, Fevicol Se and Chinta Tha Chita Chita. They also went on make the theme song for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League, Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka.
They share a very close bond with Salman and conside the superstar as his elder brother. The last collaboration between the music composer and the Sajid-Wajid was the Eid Single Bhai Bhai.
Wajid Vil always love, respect, remember n miss u as a person n ur talent, Love u n may your beautiful soul rest in peace …
Friends and colleagues of the actor poured in Tributes to music composer and singer post hearing the news of his untimelty passing away in Mumbai. Here are a few reactions on Twitter:
Deeply shocked & saddened by the untimely demise of greatly talented #WajidKhan of the #SajidWajid team. I had met him at few occasions. He was very humble, courteous and always smiling. May God give his family the courage to deal with this loss. Will pray to almighty.
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..
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
I used to call him my brother from another mother. Besides being unbelievably talented he was so gentle & sweet. I’m so heartbroken that I did not get to say Goodbye my sweet
@wajidkhan7 I will miss you & our jam sessions forever. Till we meet again #RIP #WajidKhan #Gonetoosoon
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.
Gone too soon RIP #WajidKhan Sir
R.I.P. Wajid Sir
RIP Wajid Khan 🙏🏻 Another soul gone too soon..
Every time we spoke you said you have made so many beautiful melodies that you want record, you were an unstoppable force of music. I pray that wherever you are, you are resting in peace. May god give strength to the family. This goodbye is too difficult. R.I.P. #WajidKhan
T 3548 – Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas , prayers and in condolence
Terrible news. 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.
shocked hearing this news @wajidkhan7 bhai was extremely close to me and my family. He was one of the most positive people to be around. We will miss u Wajid bhai thank u for the music
Gone too soon #WajidKhan Rest in Peace