Late Singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s father Balkaur Singh reportedly broke down as he unveiled a 6.5 feet statue of his son in Mansa. Several pictures and videos of the same have been going viral on the internet and fans have been offering their condolences.
Balkaur Singh reportedly said that Sidhu's family is awaiting justice and added that it's unbearable to see Sidhu as a statue.
For the unversed, Sidhu was shot dead by the Lawrence Bishnoi gang in Punjab's Mansa on May 29. He was shot, immediately a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab Police among 424 others. The singer had joined the Congress party last year in December ahead of assembly elections.
Speaking with Times of India, Balkaur said, “I can't bear to see my son as a statue at 28. We wait for justice. The killers, whether sitting on foreign soil or here, should be punished. Why give security to someone who claims openly that he killed Moose Wala?"
The statue has been erected at the place where Sidhu was cremated.
Soon after Sidhu’s death, Blkaur had reacted to the rumours on social media and clarified on contesting elections.
In a nearly minute-long clip on Instagram, he said in Punjabi, “I’m the father of Sidhu Moose Wala. I wanted to tell you a few things. I’m very sad about what I’m seeing on social media. There are different rumours that are going on, don't believe that. I lost my son recently. I have no intention of contesting any elections. Thank you for supporting me in these difficult times. I have a request for all of you. There is a prayer meeting on June 8, you come I will meet and answer your questions then. Currently, I am not in a state to talk much.”
On the professional front, Sidhu Moose Wala continued to amass huge fan-following even after his death, especially after his last song, SYL (referring to the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal) was released. However, the song was taken down a few days later from the platform. The song garnered over 27 million views on YouTube and got 3.3 million likes.
The song talks about Punjab's water issue. The Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal has been an issue between Punjab and Haryana for quite a long time.
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