The deadly coronavirus has spread like wildfire around the world. India has been in lockdown since March-end in order to contain the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, several celebrities have reported having recovered from COVID-19 including singer Kanika Kapoor, actor Kiran Kumar, actress Zoa Morani, her sister among others.
In the latest news, Wajid Khan of the music composer duo Sajid-Wajid has passed away due to COVID-19. As per sources, the music composer had already pre-existing condition before he tested positive for COVID-19. The family is yet to confirm the news. Sonu Nigam took to his Instagram to announce the tragic news.
Wajid Khan and Sajid Khan, music director duo, are the sons of Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, a tabla player. They first worked together for Salman Khan’s Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya in 1998. They worked as composers for Salman’s films like Hello Brother, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (2002), Tere Naam (2003), Garv (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Partner (2007), Hello (2008), God Tussi Great Ho (2008), Wanted (2009), Main Aur Mrs Khanna, (2009), Veer (2010), Dabangg (2010), No Problem (2010) among others.
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
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
#RIPWajidKhan your music will always live on…deepest condolences to the family and loved ones ….gone too soon…..❤️🙏
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 1, 2020
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
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
Gone too soon #WajidKhan.. thank you for the music🙏🏻deepest condolences to his family.
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) June 1, 2020