Salman Khan pays tribute to Wajid Khan

Lula Sharp
June 2, 2020

Music composer, director and singer Wajid Khan died in the wee hours of Monday in a city hospital at the age of 42. He was on a ventilator for the last four days after his situation started getting worse.

Merchant says kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical. Sajid-Wajid began their career with Salman's 1998 film Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, for which they composed the song Teri Jawani, and scored several of the star's later films, including Partner and the Dabangg series.

They had recently composed the Salman Khan's single, Bhai Bhai, as well. Sajid Khan, however, told PTI that his brother passed away after suffering from cardiac arrest.

"Expressing grief over the demise of the late music composer Wajid Khan, Sanjay Dutt took to Twitter and wrote", Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of Wajid Khan. "I lost my brother and a very, very dear friend Wajid".

The duo is best known for their work with Salman Khan in his films like "Wanted", "Dabangg" and "Ek Tha Tiger". I will forever remember you as ever-smiling, singing songs on the phone. "We will miss u Wajid bhai thank u for the music". Priyanka Chopra wrote, "The one thing I will always remember is Wajid bhai's laugh".

Taking to Instagram, Neha Kakkar wrote, "Gone too soon RIP #WajidKhan Sir".

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"The most fondest memories of Mumbai I have are with Sajid and Wajid".

"Am just not able to come to terms with this!" I can't come to grips with this tragic news.

Soon after the news of the composer's demise broke, many from the film fraternity took to Twitter to pay tributes including Pakistani celebrities.

"I used to call him my brother from another mother".

Wajid was laid to rest at the Versova cemetery in Mumbai next to late Irrfan Khan's grave, in the presence of a few loved ones, including his brother Sajid Khan and Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi.

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