Sidhu Moosewala’s Death Anniversary: On Monday, Sidhu Moosewala’s mother, Charan Kaur, offered a salute at the exact spot on the road where her son was killed on May 29, 2022.
Sidhu Moosewala Death Anniversary: Today marks the first anniversary of the death of renowned Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. To pay her respects to her son, Moosewala’s mother, Charan Kaur, knelt down and offered a salute at the exact spot on the road where her son was mercilessly killed by gang members on May 29 last year, in the village of Jawahkre of Punjab.
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During a recent interview, Charan Kaur trembled as she recalled the events of May 29, 2022. “We could never have imagined that it would be my son’s last trip,” she told TOI. His son Sidhu Moosewala, whose real name is Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, was tragically shot in Jawahkre village in Mansa district, just a 10-minute drive from his residence in Moosa village.
Over the past year, the pain experienced by Charan and her husband, Balkaur Singh, has intensified. “We are learning to live with his memories and we have only one mission in life: to do justice for our son,” she added.
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Death of Sidhu Moosewala:
By the time of her untimely death, Moosewala had reached the pinnacle of her singing career, consistently delivering one hit after another. In the aftermath of his passing, his songs, like those of his idol, the late American rapper Tupac Shakur, have experienced a surge in popularity. His song ‘295’, which addresses religious fundamentalism and the controversies surrounding his songs, even made it to the prestigious Billboard Global 200 chart.
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Even after his passing, three songs that were released posthumously garnered millions of views. Like his music, which faced criticism for promoting gun culture, Moosewala’s death was also surrounded by controversy. The situation became even more baffling when it was revealed that the government security provided to Moosewala had been reduced shortly before the incident occurred.
While on his way to his aunt’s residence in Barnala, accompanied by two friends from his village, he was met by two cars that intercepted him. The occupants of the vehicles disembarked and opened fire, one of the attackers using an assault rifle.
Moosewala was mainly recognized for his relentless work ethic, releasing songs one after another. However, the themes of his music, which centered on caste pride and gun culture, had also received significant criticism from various quarters.
Speculation was also circulating about his alleged mobster connections, a claim vehemently refuted by his family. Balkaur, on multiple occasions, emphasized that his daughter had achieved success solely through his diligent efforts. In July of the previous year, he had told TOI that gangsters were effectively operating a parallel system of government in Punjab. He said: “My son only became the victim of him.”
Despite the passing of a year, the investigation into the murder of Sidhu Moosewala is still ongoing. Although a primary charge sheet and an additional charge sheet 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.