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Razina, late Wajid Khan’s mother, tests COVID-positive

source said, “Wajid Khan had coronavirus. When you already have heart and kidney issues, your immunity is low. His situation worsened in the last few days

Music composer Wajid Khan’s mother Razina Khan has tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently undergoing treatment at Surana Sethia hospital in Mumbai. She had contracted coronavirus before the composer did.

Razina came in contact with the COVID-19 patients at the hospital when Wajid Khan was getting treated for kidney-related issues at the same hospital.

Source said, “Wajid’s mother Razina had already contracted coronavirus before the late musician was infected with the virus. Wajid, who was suffering from kidney and throat infection, tested positive for COVID-19 later.”

The source added, “Sajid-Wajid’s mother is better now and her condition has improved. She stayed in Surana Sethia hospital to take care of her ailing son. However, she contracted COVID-19 after she came in contact with other coronavirus patients at the hospital.”

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Wajid Khan had underlying kidney issues. “He died of a cardiac arrest,” his brother Sajid had said while confirming that the composer had tested positive for COVID-19. He was laid to rest at Versova cemetery Monday afternoon with close friends and family members in attendance.

“He was buried around 1pm. Because of the lockdown and COVID issue, only 20 people were allowed for the funeral. There was police security and barricades in place. Only close family, including brother Sajid and friends from the industry were present,” a source close to the musician added.

Hindi film industry personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, paid homage to the ever-smiling, talented music composer.

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Wajid recently co-composed Salman’s songs Pyaar Karona and Bhai Bhai, which the actor released on his YouTube channel amid lockdown. He also did playback for Salman in chartbusters like Mera Hi Jalwa, Fevicol Se and for Akshay in Chinta Ta Chita Chita among others. The brother-composer duo also scored the title tracks for reality TV show Bigg Boss seasons 4 and 6, hosted by Salman.

Wajid’s death sent shock waves across the industry and Bollywood fraternity poured their remembered his work and sent condolence to the family. Meanwhile, he was laid to rest at Versova cemetery, where Irrfan Khan was also cremated.

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