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Bollywood Music Director Wajid Khan passes away at 42

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Singer-composer Wajid Khan diesOn June 1, 2020, Music Director Wajid Khan, of the popular duo Sajid-Wajid, known for his compositions for Salman Khan’s popular movies such as ‘Wanted’, the ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, passed away at the age of 42 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Wajid Khan was the brother of music director Sajid Khan. He was born in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh on July 10, 1977.

About Wajid Khan:

i.The music composer duo made their Bollywood debut with Salman’s 1998 movie Pyaar Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya and went on to work on actor’s various films including Garv, Tere Naam, Tumko Na Bhool Payenge, Partner and the popular Dabangg franchise.

ii.Wajid along with his brother Sajid served as mentors on singing reality shows “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012” and “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Superstar”.

iii.The composer duo also scored IPL4 or Indian Premier League 2011 season, theme song, “Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka”, which was sung by Wajid.

Notable works:

i.Wajid also did playback for Salman in chartbusters like “Mera Hi Jalwa”, “Fevicol Se” & for Akshay Kumar in “Chinta Ta Chita Chita” from the film Rowdy Rathore, among others. 

ii.He recently co-composed Salman’s songs “Pyaar Karona” and “Bhai Bhai”, which the actor released on his YouTube channel.