Punjabi rapper and music producer Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in India, according to officials. He is 28 years old.
Moose Wala was born in 1993 in Moosa, a village in the Mansa district of Punjab, India. He moved to Brampton, Ontario in 2016 after earning a degree in electrical engineering in India.
He is known worldwide for his impassioned rap performances and smooth music videos, especially among the Punjabi diaspora.
Police said Muswara left the home around 4:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, driving a jeep with two other people.
At about 5.30pm, police said the occupants of three cars – one behind Moose Wala’s car and two next to it – opened fire at the car in the village of Jawaharke in the Mansa district.
I am shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific murder of Siddhu Moosewala. No one will be spared. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his fans around the world. I call on everyone to remain calm.
Moose Walla was pronounced dead after being wounded and taken to hospital, police said, adding that the killing was likely the result of an “inter-gang rivalry”.
The rapper, who also has an acting career, joined the Indian National Congress last year.
He contested the 2022 Punjab elections, losing to Dr Vijay Singla of the ruling Aam Aadmi party in Punjab and Delhi.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwantman condolences on twitter In a Congress statement, Moose Wala said his death was “a horrific shock to Congress and the country as a whole”.
The murder of a talented musician by Punjab parliamentary candidate Shri Sidhu Moose Wala is a terrible blow for the Congress party. Entire country.
Our deepest condolences to his family, fans and family. friend.
We are united and unmoved at this time of great grief. pic.twitter.com/v6BcLCJk4r
Iconic figures of the Punjabi Diaspora
Moose Wala moved to Canada and found success in the Punjabi rap scene.He has performed in sold out crowds Winnipeg and Toronto, and Also an iconic figure in Surrey, British Columbia — Home to Canada’s second largest South Asian population.
He’s scheduled for July 23 at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum for his Back 2 Business Tour, an eight-city tour across Canada. The concert falls within the scope of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), an annual summer fair in Vancouver.
Laura Ballance, a spokeswoman for the PNE, said ticket sales for the Moose Wala concert were delayed as organizers verified safety details, and discussions will be held with the musician about safety this week.
“It’s sad to see someone who is obviously a talented artist, no matter what people think of his music, has a huge fan base…become a victim of violence of any kind,” she said.
Moose Wala’s music deals with themes of violence, bravado and machismo, especially about the Punjabi and the state of affairs in his homeland.He is an outspoken supporter widespread farmer protests in India.
The rapper released several singles in 2017 shortly after moving to Canada.his first album PBX 1 Released in 2018, subsequent albums have continued to chart in Canada and abroad.
His music videos often garner millions of views in a short period of time and feature superb production and camera work. His 2018 song, it’s all about you, Yes highest rated YouTube video for Valentine’s Day 2018.
He then went on to own his eponymous label and starred in the 2021 Punjabi film Musajat. He is dabbling in politics ahead of the Punjab elections in December 2021.
Muswara has a show Cancelled in Surrey in 2019 He was previously stabbed at a concert in Surrey due to RCMP and city safety concerns.