Payers were conducted in the Mansa district village of Jawahar Ke to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Punjabi singer-turned-politician Shubhdeep Singh alias Sidhu Moosewala, who was shot killed by a group of assailants in the village on May 29, 2017.
In memory of Sidhu Moosewala , the residents of Jawahar Ke village organised Sukhmani Sahib path on Sunday. His mother Charan Kaur, who arrived in the village to attend the memorial prayers for her son, became overcome with emotion and sobbed. She knelt, bowed, and caressed the ground where her son had been fatally shot. Then she went to where the prayers were taking place and commended the villagers for organising them in honour of her son.
Gurjit Singh, a villager who donated land near the spot where Sidhu Moosewala was shot and killed, stated that a statue of the deceased singer and a memorial would shortly be erected on the land.
“Today, in honour of our son Moosewala, we arranged the Sukhmani Sahib pilgrimage route. Everyone in the village, young and elderly alike, adored him. It is tragic that he was fired and killed in our village. Today (Sunday), his mother attended the prayers and became exceedingly emotional. She wept and caressed the spot where her son was fatally shot, said Gurjit Singh.
According to him, a langar and chabeel were also organised in memory of the deceased singer. Tea langars are held every week in his honour,” Gurjit Singh elaborated.
Villagers stated that they took the initiative to organise Sukhmani Sahib’s path in order to preserve his memory. But we have never asked for or accepted money in Moosewala’s name. Everything we do is with our own funds. Gurjit Singh urged individuals not to give money to anyone requesting it in the name of Moosewala.