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Music director Wajid Khan dies at 42; Covid-19 is likely cause

Monday, June 1, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Music director Wajid Khan dies at 42; Covid-19 is likely cause

Well-known Bollywood music director Wajid Khan of the famous Sajid-Wajid duo is no more. The 42-year-old musician is suspected to have passed away due to Covid-19 although a medical confirmation is yet to be had. He was suffering from a kidney-related ailment and had treatment on a ventilator, reports say.

The news of Wajid's death was confirmed on Twitter by music director Salim Merchant. Soon after condolences poured in from all quarters. Amitabh Bachchan wrote, "Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas, prayers and in condolence."

Star actress 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.”

"Heartbroken. Both @SajidMusicKhan and @wajidkhan7 have been close & true friends. The kind who might see the light on and show up at our studio in the middle of the night just to meet and talk and share a laugh. Can't believe Wajid and I will never speak again," wrote Vishal Dadlani, the music director of 'Naa Peru Surya'.

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