Sidhu Moosewala Death Anniversary – Punjabi singer once said, “I may die any day, but I’m not afraid of death.”
I Might Die Oe Day: Sidhu Moosewala | On May 29, 2022, Punjabi singer and rapper Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead in broad daylight as he was driving through his village in Mansa. Moosewala’s gruesome murder sent shockwaves through his fans, family, friends and supporters in shock. As May 29, 2023 marks the one-year anniversary of the late singer’s death, potential fans of him, who are still dealing with the loss, have been sharing some old clips of him on social media.
An old video of Moosewala went viral on social media and saw him talk about death. The singer had said, “Koi khaas aim nahi zindagi da, main taur katteya aabadi da, aaj marda main kal marjavan, maine khauff nahi barbadi da (I don’t have a specific goal in life. I have been attacked many times. I could die any day, but I’m not afraid of death.)”
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Moosewala was widely recognized as one of the greatest Punjabi artists of his day. In addition, he was considered a fundamental element in bringing Punjabi singers into mainstream music. The Guardian named Sidhu one of the 50 emerging artists of 2020. He was also the first Punjabi and Indian artist to appear at the Wireless Festival, and received four Brit Asia TV Music Awards nominations.
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Sidhu’s single “So High” catapulted him to fame. His debut album, PBX 1, was released in 2018 and peaked at number 66 on Billboard’s Canadian Albums Chart. His singles “47” and “Mera Na” charted in the UK.
Assassination of Sidhu Moosewala
On May 29, 2022, Moose Wala was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen; a Canada-based mobster working in Punjab claimed responsibility for the killing, which police described as the conclusion of a gang conflict. The first posthumous song from him, “SYL”, was released on June 23, 2022.
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Moose Wala’s songs and ideas were often seen as problematic in India, and he was accused of fostering gun culture and hurting religious feelings, as was the case with Mai Bhago, a respected figure in Sikhism.