After Irrfan Khan & Rishi Kapoor, musician Wajid Khan bids adieu to mortal world

The year 2020 is like living the sequences of a horror movie. Fear of World War-III, Delhi riots, Coronavirus pandemic, lockdown, locust attack, the list seems to go on and on. We have also witnessed the demise of Hindi Cinema’s two brilliant actors, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, and now there’s news about the death of music composer Wajid Khan, one of the Sajid-Wajid duo.  The sudden demise of Wajid Khan due to a kidney infection came as a rude shock to music lovers.

It was hard to believe that Wajid Khan who worked along with his brother in Hindi film’s music industry is no more with us. He gave numerous hit songs to Hindi film industry which are unforgettable. Wajid Khan was also known for his always smiling face which gave positivity to others and encouraged them. From his first track, ‘Pyar kiya toh darna kya’ in 1998 to his last known track, ‘Tajdar- e-haram‘ in 2018 he made a lasting impression and place in people’s hearts.

I still remember how people went crazy on the title track of Dabang-1 that was ‘hud hud dabang dabang’, a song that gave so much energy and positive vibes that people of all age groups loved this track.

People have expressed their grief and condolences through tweets in memory of Wajid Khan. Akshay Kumar remembered Wajid Khan as “talented and ever smiling”. “Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan. A bright smiling talent passes away. Duas, prayers, and condolences,” tweeted Amitabh Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan wrote in his tweet: “Rest in harmony, my friend. Had pleasure of working with both Sajid-Wajid most loving and brilliant.”

Priyanka Chopra tweeted: “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.”

Karan Johar wrote: “Wajid Khan, your music will always live on.” Preity Zinta tweeted: “I will miss you and our jam sessions forever. Till we meet again.” It’s believed that Wajid Khan sent a voice note to Mika Singh saying ‘dua krein mere liye’ (pray for me) before his death. It is hard for us to believe that we will never see this amazing musician duo together ever again. It is indeed a bad year for the Hindi film industry.

Kunika Chaudhary
Kunika Chaudhary
Student of Journalism and Mass Communication at Management Education and Research Institute (MERI), New Delhi

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