Born on June 11, 1993, in Mansa, India, Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, better known by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, was an Indian singer, rapper, actor, and politician associated with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema.
He started his career as a songwriter for the song “License” by Ninja, and began his singing career on a duet song titled “G Wagon”.
Following his debut, he collaborated with Brown Boyz for various tracks which were released by Humble Music.
Moose Wala gained wide attention with his track “So High”. In 2018, he released his debut album PBX 1, which peaked at 66th on Billboard Canadian Albums chart. Following the album, he started releasing his songs independently.
His 2019 single “47” was ranked on the UK Singles Chart. In 2020, Sidhu was named by The Guardian among 50 upcoming artists.
Ten of his songs have peaked on the UK Asian chart, two of which have topped the chart. His “Bambiha Bole” entered in top five on Global YouTube music chart.
In 2021, Moose Wala released Moosetape, tracks from which charted globally including Canadian Hot 100, UK Asian, and New Zealand Hot charts.
He was known for his controversial lyrical style, often promoting gun cultures, while also challenging religious sentiments as was the case related to Mai Bhago, a revered figure in Sikhism.
He had faced legal challenges for promoting gun culture and using inflammatory and inciting lyrics in his songs. Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants on 29 May 2022.
Sidhu Moose Wala Shot Dead Video
Moose Wala was shot dead in his car on 29 May 2022 in Jawaharke village of Mansa district, by unidentified assailants.
He was traveling with two other men. 30 rounds were fired during the incident, which also injured two other men.
He was brought dead to the Civil Hospital in Mansa. A Canadian gangster of Punjabi origin, identified as Satinder Singh alias Goldy Brar, claimed responsibility for the murder.
We have been warning Punjab Govt to pay attention to Punjab’s situation. I demand an FIR against Bhagwant Mann for negligence of his Chief Ministerial duties which has cost the life of #sidhumoosewala.
Bhagwant Mann along with @ArvindKejriwal should be booked u/s 302 @ANI https://t.co/lZJ4CWoqZ3 pic.twitter.com/35YaBCUeUL
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) May 29, 2022
Brar, a close associate of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi claimed that his “Punjab Module” (gang) carried out the shooting.
Both Brar and Bishnoi have criminal cases against them in India. The Punjab police later confirmed Bishnoi’s involvement.
Moose Wala was among the 424 people, whose police security was reduced or entirely removed the day before, in preparation for the anniversary of Operation Bluestar, leaving him with two commandos only, as compared to four earlier.
At the time of the incident, Moose Wala was travelling in his private car accompanied by his private security guards instead of the state government provided bullet-proof vehicle and the police commandos.
He was 28 years.