Wajid Khan passes away at 42

Mumbai, June 01, 2020.

Music Director  Wajid Khan, known for his compositions for Salman Khan’s popular movies such as ‘Wanted’, the ‘Dabangg’ franchise and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, passed away on Monday morning in a Mumbai hospital at 42 due to kidney infection complications.

Soon after his death, several news reports emerged that claimed he succumbed to the novel coronavirus.

In an interaction with news agency PTI, music composer Salim Merchant confirmed the cause of Khan’s death.  He revealed that the singer-composer was admitted in Chembur’s Surana Hospital a few days ago where his condition deteriorated.

He had multiple issues. He had a kidney issue and had a transplant a while ago. But recently he got to know about kidney infection… He was on the ventilator for the last four days, after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical,” Salim said in his statement to PTI.

Merchant also took to Twitter to express grief over the death of his ‘brother’. Wishing him safe travels, he said Khan’s death is a huge loss to the film fraternity.