Renowned music composer, Wajid Khan (42), passed away this morning. He composed music with his brother Sajid as ‘Sajid-Wajid’ in Bollywood. The news of his untimely demise was confirmed on social media by his friend and singer, Sonu Nigam. Both fans and Bollywood celebrities are shocked and expressed their views over his sudden passing away.


Even though Wajid’s untimely demise is devastating news, reports suggest that Covid-19 is a cause of death and he was under critical care for the past few days, but this isn’t been confirmed officially. Wajid had a medical history of underlying conditions, keeping him in and out of hospitals. Composer and singer, Salim Merchant, confirmed that Wajid was on ventilator support after his kidney infection got worse. In the past, he also underwent a kidney transplant.


Can a kidney infection cause serious complications?
Kidney infection, medically known as pyelonephritis is a serious infection that can often lead to health complications and cause lasting damage if not treated well in time. It can lead to kidney scarring or even renal failure.


Since kidneys form an important part of vital body functioning, if left untreated, it can impact other body functions. Symptoms of a kidney infection can spread fast and lead to sepsis. From extremely high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, blood poisoning, harmful bacterial spread to other organs in the body are few of the known complications it carries.


Even though infections of a severe kind are rare, it does affect people, especially at a younger age. Infections of this kind can also stem up when a person suffers from a genetic disorder, auto-immune problem or abnormality of the urinary tract or the kidneys. Having a weakened immune system, underlying medical issues, a faltering nervous system or a spinal cord issue can also make problems worse for those with a chronic kidney problem.

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