In yet another blow to Bollywood during COVID-19 and the lockdown , Wajid Khan of the music director duo Sajid-Wajid, popular for their work on superstar Salman Khan’s films like Wanted, Dabangg and Ek Tha Tiger, died in the wee hours in a Mumbai hospital . He was only 42
“He died of cardiac arrest,” Wajid’s brother Sajid told a news agency while confirming that the musician had tested positive for COVID-19.
As soon after news of the composer’s death , Bollywood stars took to Twitter to pay their tributes.
T 3548 – Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas , prayers and in condolence 🙏🙏🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 1, 2020
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, wrote, Terrible news. The one thing I will always remember is Wajid bhai’s laugh. Always smiling. Gone too soon.
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.@wajidkhan7
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 31, 2020
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 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 1, 2020
Babul Supriyo, Union Minister
Shocked to hear about the cruelly untimely demise of Wajid of the renowned Composer duo of SajidWajid•Incredible loss of a very very dear friend & a very very talented musical mind – a Gr8 sport….
@BeingSalmanKhan @singer_shaan @RameshTaurani
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) May 31, 2020
Salim Merchant, Music composer
Devastated with the news of the passing away of my brother Wajid of Sajid -Wajid fame. May Allah give strength to the family 🙏
Safe travels bro @wajidkhan7 you’ve gone too soon. It’s a huge loss to our fraternity. I’m shocked & broken .
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) May 31, 2020
Preity G Zinta
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 pic.twitter.com/RAq0pqHJwY
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) June 1, 2020