Sajid-Wajid's father passes away

Music composers pair Sajid-Wajid’s father passed away on Wednesday late evening at around 9 pm. His name was Sharafat Ali Khan and he was 63 years old. He was a music arranger and in the past he had worked with a number of known music composers. He was also a veteran tabla player.  Sharafat Ali Khan was the son of Padma Shri winner Ustad Abdul Latif Khan.

Sharafat Ali Khan was not keeping well and underwent a heart surgery sometimes back. He was hospitalized and was on ventilator.

A close source of Sajid- Wajid said “Their father underwent a heart surgery some time back and was on ventilator. He passed away last night (Wednesday) around 9 p.m.”

The funeral of Sharafat Ali was held at Oshiwara Qabristan in Mumbai.

A number of celebrities and who’s who from Bollywood attended the funeral of Sharafat Ali Khan. Film maker and actor Arbaaz Khan came to the funeral. He wore a black shirt and a pair of faded denim trousers. Film maker and brother of Farah Khan, Sajid Khan also attended the funeral. Aditya Pancholi was seen at the funeral offering his condolences to Sajid-Wajid.

Vice Chancellor (VC) of Government College University (GCU), Lahore, Dr Khalid Aftab has expressed his condolences on the demise of Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan. According to a press release issued by GCU, the VC paid tribute to Ustad SharafatAli, and said, “Death of Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan is a great loss to the classical music industry of the subcontinent. The country has been deprived of an outstanding classical singer of international repute.” He prayed that the departed soul rested in peace in heaven.

 Sajid-Wajid is the music composer duo and they work primarily for Bollywood movies. Their full names are Sajid Ali Khan and Wajid Ali Khan. They are brothers. They first gave music for 1998 released movie ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’. Then they gave music in a number of Bollywood movies as well as Hindi music albums. They are popularly known as ‘masters of Masala filmy music’.

They have also provided lyrics for few songs. For movie ‘Dabangg’ they have received award for best music director from Filmfare. They have also appeared on singing reality TV show on Zee related to music competition. They were the mentors for aspiring singers.

Wajid Khan is the chosen voice for Salman Khan as Wajid’s voice matches the actor’s voice.