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Salman Khan's close aide, Dabangg’s music composer Wajid Khan dies due to COVID-19

Jolt for Salman Khan and Bollywood as music composer for Dabangg, Wanted, Ek Tha Tiger and more, Wajid Khan, lost his battle with kidney ailment. He was on ventilator for the last four days and was reportedly diagnosed with novel coronavirus.

Salman Khan  close aide, Dabangg's music composer Wajid Khan dies due to COVID-19
Mumbai, First Published Jun 1, 2020, 9:23 AM IST
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Mumbai: Bollywood’s music composer Wajid Khan of Dabangg and Wanted fame died at 42 after he lost his battle with kidney infection.

The actor recently underwent kidney transplant and was undergoing treatment and medication.

Despite being sick, he continued to work and composed music with his brother Sajid Khan and recently scored for Salman Khan's lockdown special 'Pyar Karona' and 'Hindi-Muslim Bhai Bhai'.

Confirming the news, musician Salim Merchant said, Wajid was rushed to Mumbai's private hospital at Chembur following his deteriorating condition few days ago.

"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 last four days, after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he gt critical,” a news agency quoted Salim as saying.

Wajid, with his brother Sajid, made their debut with Salman Khan's film Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya in 1998 and worked on a number of films, but it was Dabangg and Wanted that will remain etched in the minds of music lovers.

The death of Wajid prompted many celebrities - from Priyanka Chopra, Varun Dhawan to Shankar Mahadevan - to leave an emotional note on their respective social media pages.

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