By Sohani Mittal
Wajid Khan of the duo Sajid-Wajid passed away on Sunday, 31 May. The 42-year-old musician was suffering from heart and kidney problems. His brother, Sajid confirmed that the demise was due to cardiac arrest. Adding to that, Wajid also tested positive for COVID- 19.
Wajid was the son of a tabla player, Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan. He was a Hindi film musician, singer and guitarist, born on 10 July 1977 in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
The actor, Salman Khan, gave the duo, Sajid- Wajid, the platform of Bollywood with his film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. The duo credits their success to the actor.
We all know that Wajid Khan composed music majorly with his brother, Sajid Khan, he also sang some popular songs; his first song was Bang Bang, for his mentor Salman.
Wajid always describes Salman Khan as his elder brother. He said that the songs they gave to Salman and the fact that he selected all of them from ‘Lagan lagi’ in the movie ‘Tere Naam’ to ‘Partner’ and ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” shows that “One man selecting all of these songs can’t be a fluke.”
He would go on to do playback singing for Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. The composer also scored the theme song for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League, Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka.The last song Sajid-Wajid composed was also for Salman, Bhai Bhai, the actor’s Eid single.
The veteran singer believed, “Today’s music scene is not congenial to lasting melodies. But, we prefer to stick to what music should be.”
Here are the 5 Popular Songs That Remind Us of Wajid Khan’s Music Versatility:
Hello Brother (Hello Brother, 1999)
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, 2004)
Soni De Nakhre (Partner, 2007)
Mashallah (Ek Tha Tiger, 2012)
Tajdar-e-Haram (Satyameva Jayate, 2018)