News of Indian singer and politician Sidhu Moose Wala’s tragic death shook fans and friends alike and many celebrities have taken to social media to mourn the loss.
Sidhu, who had joined the Congress before the Punjab elections, was reportedly shot dead on Sunday by gangsters in an attack near his ancestral village Jawaharke in district Mansa, Punjab.
The incident occurred within 24 hours after the Punjab government withdrew his security. More than 30 rounds were fired at the vehicle he was traveling in. Police said Sidhu appeared to have sustained more than eight bullet injuries and was taken to the Mansa civil hospital where he passed away.
Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar claimed responsibility for the killing, according to The Indian Express. He alleged that he, along with jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi had engineered his assassination. Many in India and Pakistan are mourning the loss and cannot believe a man who stood up for so many, has fallen so tragically.
Celebs extend condolences
Canadian rapper Drake shared a photo of the ‘Calaboose’ singer and his mother and wrote “RIP Moose”.
British rapper Stefflon Don shared fond memories with the late musician on Twitter and shared a throwback photo of her and Moose Wala on the sets of their music video for ’47’.
Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt also took to Twitter and wrote how “shocking and devastating” the news is. They sent their condolences to Moose Wala’s family.
Actor Sidharth Malhotra shared a photo of the late singer on his Instagram stories and called it a “tragic loss” with condolences for his family and fans.
Singer AP Dhillon shared the struggles of a Punjabi artist in reference to Moose Wala’s death. “Most people will never know the extent of what you have to deal with as a Punjabi artist behind the scenes on a daily basis,” he wrote.
“With the constant judgment, hate-filled comments, threats, and negative energy directed towards people like us who are just doing what we love to do. I always admired how Sidhu was able to rise above it all. he made it look easy and stayed true to himself.”
He also made a prayer for the singer, his family, and the whole Punjabi community. Dhillon wrote that people of his community “need to do better”.
Pakistani actor and content creator Shahveer Jafry took to Twitter and wrote that the singer has got “our hearts”.
Actor and model Saadia Khan shared memories of the late singer and wrote, “Life is so unpredictable. Sidhu Moosewala sent me this video of his friend two months ago and today (Sunday) I saw the terrible news that he is no more. Prayers and strength for the family.”
Actor and comedian Ahmed Ali Butt also shared the news on his Instagram stories and said Moose Wala’s death is “sad”.
Singer Shamoon Ismail shared one of Moosewala’s many hits ‘So High’ on his Instagram stories to remember him. by.
Six people have reportedly been detained in connection with the murder. Sidhu’s father has demanded the probe through a sitting judge of the high court, handing over investigations to CBI or NIA.
He also demanded to fix the responsibility of officers who leaked letters about the withdrawal of security. Now the CM has agreed to all the demands.
India lost another Punjabi singer to an unfortunate turn of events in March last year when Diljaan Singh lost his life in a road accident.
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