He must have done good deeds in past life,
Or God truly is being kind to him.
Glow on young man’s face indicates,
His funeral bier would be lifted in his youth!
This is a loose translation of Last Ride, a hit song written and performed by Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu (1993-2022), better known as Sidhu Moosewala. It was released two weeks before the Punjabi rapper-turned-politician was shot dead on May 29, near his native village of Moosa in Punjab’s Mansa district. He was 28. Nearly two months later, his aficionados continue to throng Moosa, which was a nondescript village until a few years ago. Many believe Moosewala not only brought limelight to his village, but also raised the profile of the Punjabi music industry with his meteoric rise to stardom in a career that spanned just five years.