Indian Pro Music League Captains Pay Heartwarming Tribute to Late Wajid Khan, Surprise Brother Sajid With a Wonderful Gift
Indian Pro Music League captains surprised Delhi Jammers captain Sajid Wajid with a special gift to commemorate his late brother. (Genesis BCW photo)
By R.M. VIJAYAKAR Special to India-West
MUMBAI — After three exhilarating innings of ZEE TV’s “Indian Pro Music League,” the fourth innings begins this weekend with a super match between all six teams.
While the competition will heat up during the episode with all the teams putting their best foot forward, it is a heartwarming gesture by all the captains for their Delhi Jammers’ counterpart, Sajid, that will take your breath away. In fact, the ace composer was extremely emotional after receiving such a wonderful surprise and thanked one and all present.
During the shoot of the upcoming Wajid special episode, Punjab Lions’ and Bengal Tigers’ captains Mika Singh and Shaan called Sajid on stage after a wonderful video tribute for the late singer was played. The emotional Delhi Jammers captain was greeted by his buddies, but little did he know what they had planned.
After being joined by the other captains – Kailash Kher (Mumbai Warriors), Ankit Tiwari (UP Dabbangs) and Javed Ali (Gujarat Rockers), Sajid was presented with a special cap with Wajid written on it. The captains also explained how Sajid has a trademark style of wearing caps and remembered how Wajid was one of the first people to be associated with the show. Through this cap, all of them would feel that the late musician is always present with them.
Talking about the Wajid special episode, Mika Singh mentioned, “I have many special memories with Wajid, but one thing I need to mention today, he was not only a great singer, but a great person, a great brother for all of us. It was a big loss for all of us, but as it is said, legends never die, and his music will always keep him alive in our hearts. And I want to tell Sajid bhai, if you ever miss him, we’re all brothers here, please come up to us and hug any of us.”
Shaan also added, “Wajid Bhai and I have worked a lot together, but as friends, we used to keep talking every other day. I have a lot of his voice notes in my phone still, and last I remember, he had messaged, ‘Bhaijaan, where are you? I wanted to meet you. You have my new address na? Please come over.’ We actually couldn’t meet and it really hits me at times. However, I feel we should celebrate his legacy today and throughout our lives.”
After this wonderful gesture, Sajid was at a loss of words. However, he mentioned, “I just want to tell Wajid not to worry about me, I am fine, and I have a lot of people here. I guess he should enjoy with papa now and apna time aayega tab hum bhi upar aake milenge (When my time comes, I too will come and meet you). I really don’t want to mention any instance on Indian Pro Music League that will end in all of us crying and hence, I’ve been preparing myself for this day.”
“I am trying to stay strong and thank you all for your support. Let’s celebrate Wajid, and I want to tell you guys something, not because I am his brother, but the way he used to treat people, his co-artistes and everyone around him with respect, that is something that I really admire about him and everyone should learn.”
The teams will be singing special Sajid-Wajid songs during the episode. The musical battle between Gujarat Rockers, Bengal Tigers, Delhi Jammers, Mumbai Warriors, UP Dabbangs and Punjab Lions will also continue as they go all out to win the fourth super match.