RIP Wajid Khan: The person who made music of Salman Khan’s movies ‘dabangg’ – music

Because the distressing information of the demise of composer-singer Wajid Khan broke, his colleagues within the movie and music industries remembered a smiling man who was enthusiastic about his craft. Wajid died on Monday in Mumbai on the age of 42.

“He died of a cardiac arrest,” Wajid’s brother Sajid Khan instructed PTI, whereas confirming that the musician had additionally examined optimistic for Covid-19. Wajid had undergone an organ transplant earlier and had been on a ventilator for the previous couple of days, composer Salim Service provider stated.

Sons of the late Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan, the veteran tabla participant who labored with music stalwarts in Hindi movies for many years, Sajid-Wajid began their profession within the ‘90s.

In line with their lineage — Ustad Faiyyaz Ahmed Khan and Ustad Niyaz Ahmed Khan had been their maternal grandfather and grand-uncle respectively, whereas Ustad Abdul Latif Khan was their paternal grandfather – they had been classically skilled.

The brothers’ first movie was Salman Khan’s Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, and the tune Teri Jawaani Badi Mast Mast was not only a hit however has withstood the check of the time, too. They quickly composed music for the actor’s Hey Brother, which was vastly totally different in tone from their debut.


The 2 movies began a collaboration between Salman and Sajid-Wajid that will go on for many years. The ‘90s was additionally the period of non-film music and Sajid-Wajid delivered one of many greatest hits of all time with Sonu Nigam, titled Deewana. One of many highest promoting non-film albums in India, Deewana included tracks similar to Ab Mujhe Raat Din and Deewana Tera.

Hits and misses each adopted within the years to come back. If Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Tere Naam – each for Salman Khan – went on to characteristic on highest-selling albums record and proceed to be fashionable, in addition they did loads of work which was largely ignored. Even at the moment, they received accolades for movies similar to Chori Chori.

It was Govinda and Salman-starrer Associate that gave them the hit they so badly wanted. In an interview to Bollywood Hungama, the brothers had stated a number of years in the past, “Even in our lowest section, we by no means shied away from classical touches- the harkatein and the murqiyaan. We by no means pandered to baser traits, however at all times catered to rooh (soul) in our songs. The foremost factor we bear in mind is that we come from a wealthy lineage and that we must always do nothing jinse unnki naak kat jaaye ya sar jhuk jaaye (by which they are going to be disgraced).”

Within the post-Associate section, their music now amalgamated Western influences with the basic touches it at all times had, and hits similar to Wished adopted. This was additionally the time that Wajid began singing; his first tune was Bang Bang, for mentor Salman.

He would go on to do playback singing for Salman and Akshay Kumar. A few of his well-known tracks had been Mera He Jalwa, Fevicol Se and Chinta Tha Chita Chita. The composer additionally scored the theme tune for the fourth version of the Indian Premier League, Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka.

Describing Salman like his ‘elder brother’, Wajid had stated about their affiliation, “The form of songs we gave him, he chosen all of them from ‘Lagan lagi’ of Tere Naam, (songs for) ‘Associate’, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’, even ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’. One man choosing all these songs can’t be a fluke.” The final tune Sajid-Wajid composed was additionally for Salman, the actor’s Eid single, Bhai Bhai.

The Dabangg franchise, Rowdy Rathore, Housefull 2, Teri Meri Kahaani, Chashme Baddoor, Essential Tera Hero, Daawat-E-Ishq and Heropanti are amongst a number of of their successes. “Right this moment’s music scene is just not congenial to lasting melodies. However, we desire to stay to what music must be,” Wajid had stated.


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