New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: The untimely death of music composer Waji Khan has left the world shocked and people across the country have mourned his death. Wajid, who was suffering from kidney problems over the last few years, breath his last on Monday.

Several actors have expressed grief over Wajid’s death, saying that the famed composer gave some of the best hits to the industry. Recently, lyricist Danish Sabri, maternal brother of Wajid, also opened about the music composer’s death and spoke about the special bond he shared with him. 

Danish -- who has penned lyrics for a number of Sajid-Wajid hits in movies like Dabangg franchise, Main Tera Hero, Tevar, and Dolly Ki Doli – called Wajid his ‘mentor’ and said that he was a father-figure to him. 

Speaking to news agency IANS, Danish said that Wajid used to tease him by saying that he would miss him when he’ll be gone whenever he missed his call. 

“I have never felt so shattered in life except for the time when my father passed away. Today I have lost my guardian, my mentor. The world around me seems to have become completely empty,” he told IANS.

“Wajid Bhai has done so much for me. Today, I am a lyricist because of him. He was my elder brother. He was my mama’s (maternal uncle) son, but he was more than my own brother. He was a father figure in my life. Not just me, I have seen him behave in a caring and protective manner towards a lot of people. It was his nature,” he added.

Danish said that Wajid could predict something was wrong by looking at a person’s facing. He, however, added that Wajid would always hide his tension with a smile and called him an ‘angel’.  

“I had come to Mumbai with the dream of becoming a singer. But he suggested that I can become a lyricist because he liked my writing and introduced me to Salman (Khan) Bhai,” he said.

“After coming to Mumbai, I rented my own place but I would hardly stay there. I would always be at Wajid Bhai’s house -- even at night, till before my marriage a few years ago. He would treat me like a younger brother and a son. I have written so many songs for him -- ‘Tera dhyan kidhar hai tera hero idhar hai’, ‘Main hoon Superman Salman ka fan’. The last song we did together was ‘Bhai Bhai’ (sung by Salman Khan and released on Eid.),” he added.

Wajid Khan died at the age of 42 because of complications from a kidney infection. His last rites were performed at Versova cemetery on Monday in the presence of his family members, including his wife and brother Sajid Khan, and Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi.

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