'He was always smiling': Bollywood composer Wajid Khan dies aged 42

Soni De Nakhre’ to ‘Mashallah’ Remember Wajid Khan’s stint as a playback singer

Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid died on Monday due to a suspected Covid-19 infection. "Duas, prayers and in condolence". "Not only that, invited me to their place and I had nihari cooked by their mother", he wrote in a post. I will forever remember you as ever-smiling, singing songs on the phone. "Prayers for your peaceful journey Wajid bhai", he tweeted.

Popular music director Wajid Khan, of Sajid-Wajid fame, passed away in Mumbai. A heartbreaking old video of the singer-composer is doing rounds and it is bound to leave you overwhelmed. Rest in peace my bhai. rest in peace and may Allah give Sajid and family strength. nothing I write will be enough today. "May God give strength to his family in this hard time", he tweeted.

The composer duo also recently composed Salman's Eid special song, Bhai Bhai, which talks of communal harmony.

Taking to Instagram, Neha Kakkar wrote, "Gone too soon RIP #WajidKhan Sir". Wajid Khan was also a playback singer and sang tracks such as Mashallah from Ek Tha Tiger, Pandey Ji Seeti and Fevicol Se from Dabangg 2, and Chinta Ta Chita Chita from Rowdy Rathore. All heart. Every music session with him was memorable.

The composer was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai and was reportedly on a ventilator. "Rest in peace bhai!"

Nushrat Bharucha put out a tweet mourning the "untimely demise" of the music composer and wrote, Mourning your untimely demise Wajid Khan ji.

Wajid's inconsolable brother Sajid Khan and actor Aditya Pancholi were also present at the funeral. Besides being unbelievably talented he was so gentle & sweet. Wajid's mentor and Bollywood megastar, Salman Khan, too became emotional as he wrote, "May your lovely soul rest in peace". Will miss you dearly.

Taking to Twitter, the "Bharat" actor paid tribute to his friend, saying he would also love, respect, remember and miss Wajid.

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