The Bollywood music composer, Wajid Khan who had been suffering from kidney issues, passed away in Mumbai on Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest, his brother told Press Trust of India news agency, adding that he had tested positive for Coronavirus.
He was laid to rest at a Versova cemetery with close friends and family members in attendance.
A source close to the family revealed to news agency PTI that Khan was buried around 1 PM, today and only 20 people were allowed for the funeral with police security and barricades due to the coronavirus lockdown in Mumbai.
“Only close family, including brother Sajid and friends from the industry were present,” the sources said.
Music composer, Salim Merchant also revealed that the singer-composer was admitted in Chembur’s Surana Hospital a few days ago where his condition deteriorated.
“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,” Salim said in his statement to PTI.
Soon after the news broke, several Bollywood celebs including Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Varun Dhawan, and many others took to their respective social media accounts to pay tributes to Wajid Khan.
Terrible news. 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.@wajidkhan7
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 31, 2020
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) May 31, 2020
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 u Wajid bhai thank u for the music ? pic.twitter.com/jW2C2ooZ3P
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 31, 2020