With each passing day, this year seems to be the most difficult one for the Entertainment film industry. After the sudden demise of power-house performers, Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, the Hindi film industry lost yet another immensely talented music-composer Wajid Khan of the famous Sajid-Wajid duo. 42-year-old Wajid died of cardiac arrest. He had also been diagnosed with Coronavirus. In the past few years, he has not been keeping well owing to his kidney ailments.
In the career, Sajid-Wajid have given some of their best work with superstar Salman Khan. As per reports, Wajid has left behind property worth crores for his family.
Wajid along with his brother Sajid started his career in Bollywood with Salman Khan’s ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’ in 1998. Post that they went on to work extensively for Salman. Together they gave us some of the most popular chartbuster songs. In the 90s they collaborated with Sonu nigam and scored the music of his album ‘Deewana’. It went on to become one of the highest-selling non-film albums of that time.
And later they went on to compose music of most of Salman’s hit films like ‘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), ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012) and ‘Dabangg 3’ (2019). The music-composer duo did some of their best work with the superstar.
Apart from composing music, Wajid even used to sing. And reportedly the duo used to charge lakhs of rupees for just one song. And perhaps that’s the reason why the music-director has left behind property worth crores for his family.
As per reports Wajid has left behind property worth Rs 100-125 crores for his family. And apparently he used to charge around 25 to 50 lakhs for one song.
According to Wajid’s close friend Sonu Nigam, he had diabetes and kidney problem. Last year, Wajid’s sister-in-law (Sajid Khan’s wife) had donated her kidney to him. However a few months back he caught an infection and was admitted in the hospital. He had even contracted Coronavirus. However revealing the cause of Wajid’s death, his brother Sajid told PTI that he died due to cardiac arrest.
The late music-composer is survived by his wife and two kids.