Hailing from Moosa, a village in the Punjab district, Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu better known by his stage name Sidhu Moosewala was an Indian singer, rapper, actor, and politician associated with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema. Moosewala had a fan following of millions and was popular for his rap music. He had learned music during his college days and later on moved to Canada.
The sad news of the recent demise of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala has come as a shock to everyone. He was shot over 30 times by around eight to ten attackers yesterday, police sources said this morning. Even after firing that many shots, the attackers checked whether he was alive in Jawaharke village of Mansa district on Sunday, May 29.
Condolences pour in for Sidhu Moose Wala, the singer-turned-politician from everyone- from the film fraternity to the political supporters. “We stand united & undeterred, at this time of extreme grief,” the Congress party tweeted from its official Twitter handle.
The murder of Shri Sidhu Moose Wala, Congress candidate from Punjab & a talented musician, has come as a terrible shock to the Congress party & the entire nation.— Congress (@INCIndia) May 29, 2022
Our deepest condolences to his family, fans & friends.
We stand united & undeterred, at this time of extreme grief. pic.twitter.com/v6BcLCJk4r
Looking back at the Timeline of the legendary singer, songwriter:
Sidhu Moosewala began his career as a songwriter for the song “License” by Ninja and his singing career with the duet song “G Wagon”. His ticket to fame was the hit 2017 song “So High” which was released on his YouTube channel and helped him to garner 10.7 million YouTube subscribers.
His 2019 single “47” was ranked on the UK Singles Chart. In 2020, Moosewala was named by The Guardian among 50 up-and-coming artists. Ten of his songs have peaked on the UK Asian chart, two of which have topped the chart. He won the Best Album Award at the 2019 Brit Asia TV Music Awards, where Moosewala also won Track of the Year for “Legend”, Best International Male Act, and Best Lyricist.
In May 2021, Moosewala released his third studio album, Moosetape, which contains 32 tracks. On 12 September 2021, he performed at the Wireless Festival in London. Mooseww]ala was the first Indian singer to perform at this festival.
The acting career of Moosewala
Besides singing, Sidhu Moosewala had a brief history of acting. He played the lead role in the 2021 film Moosa Jatt. Moosewala was also seen in Yes I Am Student, Teri Meri Jodi, and Jattan Da Munda Gaun Lagya.
The singer has passed away untimely, but his songs live on in our hearts forever! We remember him and pray, hoping that he is in a better place.