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Hindi film industry mourns death of composer-singer Wajid Khan

Hindi film industry mourns death of composer-singer Wajid Khan

Bollywood celebrities, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, paid tributes to composer-singer Wajid Khan of music director duo Sajid-Wajid calling his untimely demise a huge blow to the film industry.

Wajid died in wee hours of Monday in a city hospital due to coronavirus. The 42-year-old musician had underlying kidney issues.

'He died of a cardiac arrest,' Wajid's brother Sajid told PTI while confirming that the composer had tested positive for COVID-19. Bachchan took to Twitter and wrote, 'Shocked at the passing of Wajid Khan. A bright smiling talent passes away. Duas, prayers and in condolence.'

Here are some pictures from his last rites at Versova, Andheri, which was attended by Sajid Khan, Aalim Hakim and Aditya Pancholi among others.

Text: PTI; Images by Yogen Shah