Wajid Khan dies at 42 due to kidney infection
Popular music composer, Wajid Khan, who is known to compose music with his brother Sajid Khan passed away this morning. He was 42. Reports of his untimely demise surfaced on social media after his friend and singer, Sonu Nigam shared the news of his passing away. Fans and fellow Bollywood celebrities took to the internet to express grief over his sudden passing away.
Even though Wajid’s untimely demise at the age of 42 comes as a devastating news for fans, it has been reported that the cause of his death is COVID-19 and he was under critical care for the same in the recent days, although the same hasn’t been officially confirmed.
The music composer, who has been part of the industry for a long time was hospitalized at Surana Hospital, Mumbai where his condition deteriorated.
Wajid also had a history of underlying medical conditions, which kept him in and out of hospitals in the past year.
Singer and composer, Salim Merchant, speaking to an agency said that he was put on ventilator support last week after a kidney infection got worse. In the past, he also underwent a kidney transplant.
“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 the last four days, after his situation started getting worse. Kidney infection was the beginning and then he got critical.”