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Amar Singh Chamkila’s killers committed Bhangra after shooting him, secretary reveals details

Masked men shot dead musician Amar Singh Chamkila and his wife Amarjot in the Punjabi village of Mehsampur in 1988. At the akhaada where they were to perform, they were shot and the incident left many in shock. Manku, the former secretary of Chamkila, has finally revealed information about that tragic day.

Details about Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot’s murder

Manku revealed in an interview with Cine Punjabi that Chamkila received Rs 8,000 for his last performance. Manku left Chamkila and Amarjot to eat, as they wanted to eat before the performance, and then moved on to the next stage to make sure everything was okay. Manku then called Chamkila and Amarjot to the stage.

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He said: “The gunmen were among the crowd. They could have shot him on the way. They could have shot him after he stepped on stage. Who knows, if they had shot at the stage, I might even have been shot. But they waited. Chamkila arrived grandly in his car, it was a scene straight out of a movie. I said, ‘Put your hands together, Chamkila is here.’ As soon as I said this, I heard loud bangs.”

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Manku turned around and saw that someone had fallen close to the car. When he realized what had happened, he jumped from the platform, but became stuck between the fallen chairs.

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He added: “A person next to me described what she saw, I was too scared to look outside. She said, ‘There are three men, they are doing the bhangra. They kept a letter on Chamkila’s chest.’ I later saw and read that letter. It was soaked in blood. They left on scooters. I picked up the bodies myself.”

Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra play the lead roles in Imtiaz Ali’s Amar Singh Chamkila. Amar Singh Chamkila is currently streaming on Netflix.

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