Sajid-Wajid were recently in news for composing songs for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan during the ongoing lockdown.
Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam confirmed the news saying, 'My brother Wajid left us'.
Famous music director Wajid Khan, one of the music composers of the famous duo Sajid-Wajid has passed away after suffering complications due to suspected Covid-19 infection early Monday morning in India, according to media reports.More news: Hundreds of protesters rally in London, Berlin over US death
The composer was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai and was reportedly on ventilator. Wajid had also been suffering from a kidney problem for the last few years.
Dubai's Khaleej Times too reported that Wajid may have died of coronavirus.
Sajid-Wajid started their career in 1998 Salman Khan-starrer Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and went on to create music for the superstar for many films including the Dabangg franchise, Chori Chori, Hello Brother, Wanted and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. May Allah give strength to the family.More news: Minecraft Dungeons Jungle Awakens DLC Coming To PS4 This July
The composer duo also recently composed Salman's Eid special song, "Bhai bhai", which talks of communal harmony. Karan remembered Wajid and mentioned that his demise is a huge loss to the entertainment industry. Gone too soon. My condolences to his family and all the mourners. He had a kidney issue and had a transplant a while ago.
"Heartbroken. Both @SajidMusicKhan and @wajidkhan7 have been close & true friends".
Celebrities like Vishal Dadlani, Harshdeep Kaur, Swara Bhasker, Celina Jaitely and others have taken to social media and introduced their condolences. "Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical", Salim told PTI. "Always positive. You will truly be missed Wajid bhai", she tweeted. Wajid also gave many chartbusters songs for his dear friend, Salman like Fevicol Se and Mera He Jalwa. "Can't believe Wajid and I will never speak again", he wrote.More news: Jon Jones 'Vacates' UFC Light Heavyweight Title
Mumbai, where Wajid Khan lived, has become the worst-hit Indian city by COVID-19 virus.