New Delhi: Punjabi singer and politician Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district on Sunday night. The death of the 28-year-old Punjabi music sensation has left the industry and his fans in particular shocked. His songs “295” and “The Last Ride” are now trending on the internet, with fans and followers of Sidhu finding eerie similarities between the songs and the circumstances of his death.
Moose Wala started his career in the music industry with the song “G Wagon” and found success with his 2017 hit “So High”. His songs “Selfmade”, “Never Fold”, “Devil” and “Goat” made Sidhu a household name.
Shortly after his death, “The Last Ride” and “295” began popping up on social media.
“The Last Ride” would have been a tribute to Tupac Shakur, a rapper who was shot in 1996 in his car at the age of 25. Coincidentally, Sidhu was also shot while he was in his car. The song has over 11 million views on YouTube.
Fans and followers are now sharing the song’s relevant lyrics. One user recalled the lines, “Ho Chobbar De Chehre Utte Noor Dassada Ni Ehda Uthuga Jawani Ch Janaja Mithiye,” and also provided a translation: “The light on the face of the youth indicates that his funeral will take place at a young age ( sic)”.
The song ‘295’ is also attracting attention. In the song, Sidhu Moose Wala had expressed his opinion on Section 295 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with injuring or defiling a place of worship “with intent to insult the religion of any class”. People have found strange similarities between the name of the song and the date of his death.
Actor Aly Goni tweeted: “And today’s date is 5/29…”
Punjab police said the killing could be a result of gang rivalry and blamed Canadian mobster Goldy Brar and gang leader Lawrence Bishnoi for the crime. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has ordered an investigation into his government’s decision to cut the singer’s security service.