On Monday Wajid Khan passed away in a hospital in Mumbai at the age of 42. His death has shocked the entire Bollywood fraternity. Wajid Khan is famously known for working with his brother Sajid Khan. The Sajid-Wajid duo gained fame with their work in many Salman Khan films. The films include Dabbang, Wanted and Ek Tha Tiger. Amid the news surrounding his death some reports suggested that Wajid passed away after contracting the novel Covid-19 virus.
Fellow singer Salim Merchant has now debunked all these rumours and called them baseless. In a chat with Bombay Times, the singer and composer said, "We all know that he was sick and unwell for a while now but still his demise was a complete shocker. Wajid did not die of COVID-19. There have been false news floating around since last night. It is very sad that his kidney infection got worse and it got the better of him ultimately. He had multiple problems, it went to his throat, he was a diabetic and he had other health problems too that he finally succumbed to.”
Previously Salim Merchant also paid a heartfelt tribute to his friend Wajid Khan. Calling him his brother in the post Merchant wrote, "Devastated with the news of the passing away of my brother Wajid of Sajid -Wajid fame. May Allah give strength to the family. Safe travels bro @wajidkhan_live you’ve gone too soon. It’s a huge loss to our fraternity. I’m shocked & broken."
Many other singers from the industry have also expressed their grief over Wajid Khan's untimely demise.