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Published On: Mon, Jun 1st, 2020

“Tere mast mast do nain” Singer-composer Wajid Khan dies at 42

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wajidMUMBAI: Hours after Bollywood music composer Wajid Khan succumbed to complications arising from COVID-19 infection, his mother Razina Khan has also tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.The death of the composer came as a shock to Bollywood and many celebrities took to Twitter to share their grief.

According to media reports, family has revealed that Razina has been admitted to the Surana Sethia hospital in Mumbai. Wajid was admitted to the same hospital and was on ventilator for 4 days before breathing his last. “Razina had contracted coronavirus before Wajid was infected. Wajid, who was suffering from kidney and throat infection, tested positive for COVID-19 later,” another source said.
Wajid was laid to rest at Versova cemetery on Monday afternoon. He is survived by wife Yashmin Khan and two children. Wajid Khan of the Sajid-Wajid duo breathed his last during the wee hours on June 1. He was 42. He was also tested positive for Covid-19 and had undergone a kidney transplant a few months ago.

Akshay Kumar wrote, “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 also remembered Wajid Khan and wrote about his smile. “Terrible news. The one thing I will always remember is Wajid bhai’s laugh. Always smiling. Gone too soon. Rest in peace, my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers,” she tweeted.

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, Priyanka Chopra tweeted.
Amitabh Bachchan wrote, Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan.. a bright smiling talent passes away . duas, prayers and in condolence.”
Wajid Khan’s colleagues from the music industry have also been paying their respects on Twitter. Salim Merchant said that Wajid’s death was a huge loss to the industry. “Devastated with the news of the passing away of my brother Wajid of Sajid -Wajid fame. May Allah give strength to the family.
Wajid along with his brother Sajid Khan composed a lot of hit songs for many Salman Khan films. The duo even made their debut with the Salman Khan starrer 1998 film Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya. He even helped Salman Khan in composing the recently released track Bhai Bhai.
Preity Zinta wrote on Twitter, “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.”

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.
Heartbreaking news. Wajid no more. Spent time on the SRGMP show with him as a co-judge & he was so kind & generous. I know he was ailing for a while, regret not picking up the phone on him in this lockdown. Stunned & sad. Director Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted, My deepest condolences to his family members & friends. RIP.”

Music composer and singer Shankar Mahadevan wrote, “Am just not able to come to terms with this ! Shocking ! Good bye dear brother.. love you .. till we meet on the other side ! Prayers for your peaceful journey Wajidbhai.”
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”).
(With Bureau Report).

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