Sidhu Moosewala Death Anniversary: The late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala faced frequent accusations of endorsing gun violence and drug abuse through his songs.
Sidhu Moosewala Death Anniversary: Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala was tragically assassinated on May 29, 2022. The incident occurred the day after his security was revoked by state police.
On Sunday, residents of Jawaharke village in Punjab’s Mansa district gathered for prayer services, marking the first anniversary of the death of Moosewala, whose real name was Shubhdeep Singh. The singer-turned-politician was fatally shot by a group of gunmen in the town, which is just a 10-minute drive from his Moosa town residence.
Moosewala’s fascination with weapons turned against him:
Most of the Punjabi singer’s songs focused on themes of rebellion, specifically gun culture and violence. This played a big role in his popularity with the younger audience. On Instagram alone, the singer amassed a substantial following of more than 8.1 million fans.
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The Guardian included the singer in its prestigious list of the 50 Best Emerging Artists for 2020. Following the success of his music career, Moosewala established his own record label in 2019, releasing numerous tracks under his name, including gangster style, Poison, Homicideand sidhu hymn.
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Born on June 17, 1993, Sidhu Moosewala hailed from Moosa village in Mansa district of Punjab. The singer rose to fame in his twenties. However, his journey was not consistently smooth and joyful, as he faced various controversies.
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Moosewala, who took up music during his college years and later moved to Canada, gained fame for his gangster rapping style. However, his songs and his lyrics often made headlines for the wrong reasons.
Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees pic.twitter.com/0kkPp75SII
— Sidhu Moose Wala (@iSidhuMooseWala) August 29, 2022
Infused with elements of Canada’s style and culture, most of his songs featured energetic rhythms and booming bass. He tried to infuse a rural essence into his lyrics, adding a distinctive touch to his music.
However, he faced frequent accusations of endorsing gun violence and drug abuse through his music. The 27-year-old artist’s musical journey gained momentum with the release of the song. Licensewhich wrote and was performed by Ninja in 2016.
After the release of his song. Jatti Jeone Morh Wargi In 2019, the singer faced severe backlash for portraying 18th-century Sikh warrior Mai Bhago in a negative light. Following this, numerous FIRs were filed against Moosewala, accusing him of both hurting the religious sentiments of the Sikh community and promoting violence. However, the singer later apologized to people after being criticized for his song.
Moosewala Folk Song Sanju created heated controversy when he compared himself to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in the lyrics. The Punjabi singer released the song shortly after he was granted bail in a case involving the shooting of an AK-47, further intensifying the debate surrounding the song.
Sidhu Moosewala faces charges for promoting gun culture
In 2020, the Punjab police booked the singer under the Gun Act following accusations of promoting gun culture through his song. Panj Goliyan.
— Sidhu Moose Wala (@Moosewala_king) May 14, 2021
However, the criticism leveled at the late singer extended beyond those aspects. in his song Punjab: my homeland, faced backlash for glorifying Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a Khalistani separatist. The music video included footage of a speech given by Bharpur Singh Balbir, a supporter of the Khalistani movement, in the late 1980s.
The nation has been stunned by the unexpected passing of the 27-year-old, sparking widespread outrage over the withdrawal of his security.
On May 29, 2022, the vocalist was shot multiple times while riding in a jeep and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. One year after his death, the investigation into the murder of the popular singer is still ongoing.
Although primary and additional indictments have been filed with the Mansa court, the investigation has yet to reach its conclusion. So far, 29 people have been arrested and two have lost their lives, and gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar have been identified as the alleged masterminds of the crime.