Wajid Khan passed away due to cardiac arrest, Sajid clarifies, thanks doctors for taking care of him 'like a brother'

Wajid Khan's brother Sajid wrote that the composer-singer had a successful kidney transplant last year and was undergoing treatment for throat infection at the hospital.

Press Trust of India June 06, 2020 15:21:20 IST
Wajid Khan passed away due to cardiac arrest, Sajid clarifies, thanks doctors for taking care of him 'like a brother'

Music composer Sajid Khan on Friday thanked the team of doctors and the hospital staff that took care of his brother Wajid Khan. In a statement posted on the music director duo’s Instagram page, it was mentioned that Wajid passed away at the age of 47 due to a cardiac arrest on 1 June at the 00:30 am in Surana Sethi's hospital in Mumbai.

The musician wrote that Wajid had a successful kidney transplant last year and was undergoing treatment for throat infection in the hospital.

Sajid said Dr Prince Surana was like a family and cared for Wajid like a brother with his team of doctors."...the entire hospital staff who had been treating Wajid and taking care of him beyond the call of duty and had left no stone unturned for his treatment,” he added.

Read the statement below:


Sajid had told Press Trust of India that Wajid had died of cardiac arrest, while confirming that the composer had tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, a family source had revealed that Sajid and Wajid’s mother, Razina Khan, also tested positive for coronavirus. Sajid-Wajid 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, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Partner, Veer, Wanted, Dabangg franchise and Ek Tha Tiger.

Wajid also did playback for Salman in chartbusters like Mera He Jalwa, Fevicol Se and for Akshay in 'Chinta Ta Chita Chita' from the film Rowdy Rathore, among others.

He had recently co-composed Salman's songs 'Pyaar Karona' and 'Bhai Bhai', which the actor released on his YouTube channel amid lockdown.

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