Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, who joined Congress before assembly polls, was shot dead on Sunday immediately after the AAP government withdrew his security cover.
The singer was shot dead in the Mansa district today. His assailants also left two others injured. The video of Moosewala seated in his four-wheeler after being shot dead has gone viral on social media.
Who is Sidhu Moosewala?
Moosewala, whose original name was Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, was a singer, rapper, lyricist, songwriter and actor associated with Punjabi music and films. He shot to fame with his song So High. Born on 11 June 1993 in Moosa village of the Mansa district, the singer released three studio albums, one extended play and sixty-three singles as a lead artist.
His murder has evoked angry reactions from netizens, who slammed the state’s new AAP government for withdrawing his security cover. Former diplomat KC Singh tweeted, “Firing in #Punjab on singer Sidhu Moosewala, who joined Congress before election. AAP Gov withdrew his security yesterday & of many other politicians saying police needed for law & order. Seemed like political vendetta and not proper reading of threat to individuals.”
Firing in #Punjab on singer Sidhu Moosewala, who joined Congress before election. AAP Gov withdrew his security yesterday & of many other politicians saying police needed for law & order. Seemed like political vendetta and not proper reading of threat to individuals.
— K. C. Singh (@ambkcsingh) May 29, 2022
There’s not much information available about the late singer’s girlfriend.
After receiving his early education from Mansa, Moosewala went to Ludhiana’s Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College for higher education. His mother Charan Kaur Sidhu is a sarpanch of her village.
Moosewala had joined the Congress just before this year’s assembly polls that were won the Aam Aadmi Party. Moosewala contested as a Congress ticket in this year’s assembly polls from Mansa, but lost to AAP’s Vijay Singla.
Arvind Kejriwal’s party recently decided to withdraw security cover of 424 VIPs in the state. Immediately after coming to power, the AAP government had withdrawn the security cover of 184 individuals.