Singer-composer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid, popular for their work on superstar Salman Khan's films such as Wanted, Dabangg and Ek Tha Tiger, Wajid Khan passed away last year in a city hospital due to complications arising from a kidney infection.
He was 42. Music composer Salim Merchant, who confirmed the news of Wajid, said the composer was hospitalized a few days ago at Surana Hospital, Chembur where his condition deteriorated. Bollywood composer Sajid Khan, who lost his brother Wajid Khan last year, is back to the grind at work with the industry fully opening up, and after his tragic, untimely loss.
Sajid Khan promises fans he will work hard to make his late brother proud of his accomplishments. Sajid claims among the late Wajid's dreams was a desire to make the upcoming music reality show, Indian Pro Music League, a success.
"When Wajid was hospitalised, he was worrying about this show. Whenever I used to meet him in the hospital, he used to tell me that we have to work hard for the show. He told me, ‘now I am not well but when I will be fine, I will join you, and you just be with this show and be with bhai (Salman Khan) and make this show happen,' because it is our dream," said Sajid.
Starting their career in 1998 with Salman Khan-starrer Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Sajid-Wajid scored music in many films of the superstar including the Dabangg franchise, Hello Brother, Tere Naam, Partner, Wanted, and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. Last year, composed the actor's single, Bhai Bhai in 2020.
Sajid is now busy working on Salman's upcoming film, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. Directed by Prabhudeva, the film is slated for a theatrical release around Eid. Salman Khan is the brand ambassador of Indian Pro Music League. The show will be broadcast on Ze TV and Zee5 this month.