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'Plant a sapling in Sidhu Moose Wala's memory,' urges singer's mother at 'antim ardas'

In less than 24 hours after his security was curtailed by the government, Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by gangsters close to his ancestral village Mansa in broad daylight.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Published on: June 09, 2022 13:05 IST
Sidhu Moose Wala parents Balkaur Singh and Charan Kaur
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Sidhu Moose Wala parents Balkaur Singh and Charan Kaur

Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala's death has left a void in the hearts of his parents and millions of fans. The singer was shot dead on May 29 in Punjab and his last rites took place on May 31. On Wednesday, his parents arranged 'antim ardas' which was attended by more than 20 lakh fans who mourned Sidhu Moose Wala's death. On the occasion, the singer's father Balkaur Singh said he still does not understand what was his son's fault that led to his killing.

His family has been ruined but he does not want any other family to suffer the same way, he said during the "bhog" ceremony of his son at Mansa's Mossa village.

"I still do not know what was my son's fault. Nobody has ever lodged any complaint against him," Singh said, adding that his son never did anything wrong with anybody. He called May 29 an "ill-fated day".

"We have given time to the government," he said referring to the action to be taken against the perpetrators, adding that he felt that he should spare the government some time as it "takes time".

“Until we get justice, we (the family) will not rest," Singh said.

He also shared anecdotes from Moosewala's childhood and later life and called him a "simple youth". He said their pain has lessened to a great extent with scores of families sharing their grief with them.

Singh further cautioned people against fake social media accounts of Moosewala and asked them not to pay heed to any news or information being circulated on them. He said he will himself share relevant information on social media.

Moosewala's mother, Charan Kaur called May 29 "a black day for the family". She urged people to plant a sapling in the memory of Moosewala and tend to it.


(With PTI inputs)


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