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Wajid Khan, One Half Of Bollywood’s Composing Duo ‘Sajid-Wajid’ Passes Away At 42; Was Covid-19 Positive

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One half of Bollywood’s famous music composing duo Sajid-Wajid, Wajid Khan passed away early Monday morning aged 42. Wajid passed away in a Mumbai hospital due to complications related to a kidney infection.  The siblings, Sajid and Wajid, sons of Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, made their Bollywood debut with Salman Khan’s Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, and composed for several of his films including Hello Brother and Wanted and all three Dabangg films among severa others.

“He died of a cardiac arrest,” Sajid told PTI while music director Salim Merchant told the news agency, “He had multiple issues. He had a kidney issue and had a transplant a while ago. But recently he got to know about kidney infection… He was on the ventilator for the last four days, after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical.” The agency also quoted a source close to the musician’s family as saying, “He had coronavirus. When you already have heart and kidney issues, your immunity is low. His situation worsened in the last few days.”

Sajid Khan arrives for his brother Wajid’s funeral

Bollywood has been mourning his death with tweets, as large congregations are not allowed because of Coronavirus-imposed lockdown.

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