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Salman Khan Mourns the Demise of Wajid Khan, Tweets 'Will Miss You'

Salman Khan Mourns the Demise of Wajid Khan, Tweets 'Will Miss You'

Salman's latest song, Bhai Bhai, which the actor released on Eid last week was composed by the Sajid Wajid. Mourning the demise, the actor shared a heartfelt post on Twitter.

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, passed away on Monday in a city hospital due to coronavirus at 42. He had underlying kidney issues.

The music composer duo made their Bollywood debut with Salman's 1998 movie 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.

Wajid also did playback for Salman in chartbusters like Mera He Jalwa, Fevicol Se, PandeyJee Seeti, Mashallah and Do You Wanna Partner among others.

Salman's latest song, Bhai Bhai, which the actor released on Eid last week was composed by the Sajid Wajid. Mourning the demise, the actor shared a heartfelt post on Twitter.

"Wajid Vil always love, respect, remember n miss u as a person n ur talent, Love u n may your beautiful soul rest in peace (sic)," he tweeted.

Soon after the news of the composer's demise broke, many from the film fraternity took to Twitter to pay tributes.

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Condoling Wajid's demise, Amitabh Bachchan wrote on Twitter, "Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan .. a bright smiling talent passes away .. duas , prayers and in condolence (sic)."

Akshay Kumar remembered Wajid as ever-smiling and talented.

Actor Priyanka Chopra said she will always remember Wajid's smile.

"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," she posted on Twitter.

Actor Parineeti Chopra said Wajid was one of the "nicest" men in the industry. "Always singing. All heart. Always positive. You will truly be missed Wajid bhai," she tweeted.

Actor Varun Dhawan shared a picture of his filmmaker-father David Dhawan with Wajid and remembered the musician as one of the most positive people in Bollywood.

"Shocked hearing this news @wajidkhan7 bhai was extremely close to me and my family. He was one of the most positive people to be around. We will miss you Wajid bhai thank you for the music," he wrote.

Music composer-singer Vishal Dadlani said he was "heartbroken" after hearing the news. Both @SajidMusicKhan and @wajidkhan7 have been close & true friends. The kind who might see the light on and show up at our studio in the middle of the night just to meet and talk and share a laugh. Can't believe Wajid and I will never speak again," he wrote.

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan said he was still unable to come to terms with the news of Wajid's demise.

"Shocking ! Good bye dear brother.. love you .. till we meet on the other side ! Prayers for your peaceful journey Wajid bhai," he tweeted.

Singer Javed Ali posted, "Feeling Deeply Saddened after hearing shocking news of the sudden demise of Wajid Khan. May his Soul Rest in Peace. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May Allah give strength to the family."

Here are some other celebrity reactions to Wajid's untimely demise.

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