Did Moosewala Have a Premonition of His Death?
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Did Sidhu Moosewala get the feeling that his death was near? Did he hint as much to fans? Well, the lyrics of his last song, “The Last Ride”, have set off a debate among netizens because of the uncanny similarities between the song and the circumstances of his death.
“Everything is revealed in the eyes of the young boy that the funeral will take place in his youth,” the lyrics read. The song was reportedly a tribute to rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot dead in his car at age 25 in 1996.
Shockingly, that is how the 28-year-old Sidhu was killed by gangsters in broad daylight at Jhawahar Ke village in Mansa district. Thirty rounds of bullets were sprayed on him — the motive was clear.
The gun violence and gangster culture of Punjab have sent shivers down the spines of fans and friends. It has been said many times that artistes in Punjab are often subjected to “hate-filled comments, threats and negative energy” for simply doing what they love to do.
Parmish Verma, known for songs such as “Gaal Ni Kadni”, actor-singer Gippy Grewal and songwriter Karan Aujla are some of the major Punjabi artistes who had been threatened by gangsters in the past.
Recently, Mika also confirmed the trend when he pointed out that “a lot of Punjabi singers, including Gippy Garewal and Mankirt Aulakh, have also got threats. And the incident should be a wake-up call for everyone”.
A Punjabi singer on condition of anonymity said that the state’s artistes should stop writing songs on gangsters, guns, and fights.
The singer noted: ” I don’t know why rappers or songwriters love to call themselves gangsters in their albums. Who are gangsters? Are they up to any good? Why make this culture famous for no reason?”
He emphasized that Punjabi culture “is all about love and happiness”. That, he said, should be the theme of the songs. “Why are guns needed? We need to change the track from guns and gangster culture to our own Punjabi culture,” he said.
Back in 2020, Moosewala was booked by the Punjab Police under the Arms Act after being charged with the promotion of gun culture. The action was taken for his song “Panj Goliyan”.