On Friday, the family of late music composer Wajid Khan released a statement following his demise, thanking hospital staff for taking care of him throughout the treatment. The family also informed that Wajid died due to cardiac arrest. There has been no mention of coronavirus in the statement. The popular music director had succumbed to complications due to a kidney transplant on June 1 leaving millions of his fans, friends, and family reeling in shock,
"Our dearest Wajid passed away at the age of 47 due to a cardiac arrest on 1st of June at 00:30 am in Surana Sethia hospital. He had a successful kidney transplant last year and he was undergoing treatment for a throat infection," the statement read.
The family in its statement also expressed their gratitude towards the team of doctors who treated Wajid during his ailment and took care of him in his last days. The statement read, "We would like to express our gratitude to Dr Prince Surana who is family and has taken care of Wajid just like a brother would, Dr Prashant Kewle, Dr Kirti Sabnis, Dr Nikhil Jain, Dr Rupesh Naik, Dr Dipen Deole, Dr Aseem Thamba and the entire hospital staff who had been treating Wajid and taking care of him beyond the call of duty and had left no stone unturned for his treatment. We thank each of you for your selfless gestures from the bottom of our hearts."
The statement has been posted on the composer brother duo Sajid-Wajid's official Instagram account. Wajid is survived by his wife and two children - a daughter and a son.