Sajid-Wajid Bereaved, Only Close Friends Attend Funeral

Ustad Sharafat Khan, known as composers Sajid-Wajid’s father passed away due to a heart ailment. Several friends of Sajid-Wajid and actor-director Arbaaz Khan amongst many attended the funeral.
Ustad Sharafat Khan, known as composers Sajid-Wajid’s father passed away due to a heart ailment. Several friends of Sajid-Wajid and actor-director Arbaaz Khan amongst many attended the funeral.

MUMBAI: Music composers Sajid-Wajid were bereaved as the duo lost their father, who succumbed to a heart ailment. 

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Ustad Sharafat Khan had started his career as a music arranger and worked with the leading composers. He was however remembered as Sajid-Wajid’s father, as the duo has been composing music for hit films, mostly featuring Salman Khan.

With almost the entire Bollywood holidaying in Macau and gearing up for the IIFA awards, there were no stars seen at the funeral.

Good friend of Sajid-Wajid, director Arbaaz Khan and ‘Himmatwala’ director Sajid Khan were present from Sajid-Wajid’s close friend circle.

Aditya Pancholi, who was supposed to fly with son Sooraj Pancholi to be with Salman Khan in Hyderabad, also came to pay his respects.

Salman Khan was not present as the actor is shooting for his film ‘Mental’. Co-Incidentally, Sajid-Wajid are the music composers for this venture as well.

While Bollywood stars were conspicuous by their absence, several of Sajid-Wajid friends from the music fraternity paid the duo a visit. These included the likes of ghazal singer Talat Aziz, Babul Supriyo, Javed Ali and Ismail Darbar amongst others.