Music composer Wajid Khan laid to rest
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Music composer Wajid Khan was laid to rest at Versova cemetery with close friends and family members in attendance.
Wajid, one half of the composer duo Sajid-Wajid, died in wee hours of Monday in a city hospital due to coronavirus. The 42-year-old musician had underlying kidney issues.
"He died of a cardiac arrest," Wajid's brother Sajid told PTI while confirming that the composer had tested positive for COVID-19.
"He was buried around 1 PM. Because of the lockdown and COVID issue, only 20 people were allowed for the funeral. There was police security and barricades in place. Only close family, including brother Sajid and friends from the industry were present," sources told PTI.
Sajid-Wajid made their Bollywood debut with Salman Khan's 1998 movie 'Jab Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kyaa' and went on to work on actor's various films including "Garv", "Tere Naam", "Mujhse Shaadi Karoge", "Partner", "Veer" and the popular "Dabangg" franchise.
Wajid also did playback for Salman in chartbusters like "Mera He Jalwaa", "Fevicol Se" and for Akshay in "Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita" from the film "Rowdy Rathore", among others.
He recently co-composed Salman Khan's songs "Pyaar Karona" and "Bhai Bhai", which the actor released on his YouTube channel.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the fraternity from the industry condoled Wajid’s death and said he was an ever-smiling talented man.
Amitabh Bachchan said, "Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas, prayers and in condolence."
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”.
Priyanka Chopra said, "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.”
Karan Johar said, "#RIPWajidKhan your music will always live on...deepest condolences to the family and loved ones ....gone too soon”.
Anupam Kher said, "Deeply shocked & saddened by the untimely demise of greatly talented #WajidKhan of the #SajidWajid team. I had met him a 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.”
Parineeti Chopra said, "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.”
Adnan Sami said, "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...Oh dear Lord, Please have mercy...”
Preity Zinta said, "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."
Palak Muchhal said, "Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of #WajidKhan sir, who had been an integral part of my journey since the very beginning! Rest in peace."
Randeep Hooda said, "Such a good, kind man #WajidKhan Rest in peace brother."
Divya Khosla Kumar said, "The industry has lost a person so fine, talented, humble and wonderful as you #WajidKhan. All my memories with you take me back to your always smiling face and warm personality. RIP Extremely disheartened."
Kiara Advani said, "Gone too soon #WajidKhan Rest in Peace My prayers and thoughts with your family and loved ones.” Wajid along with brother Sajid made their debut as music directors with Salman Khan’s ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’. He also crooned songs like ‘Soni De Nakhre’, ‘Jalwa’, ‘Hud Hud Dabangg’ and ‘Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita’.