Gully Boy rapper Dharmesh Parmar aka MC Tod Fod, dies at 24

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Rapper Dharmesh Parmar, popular by his stage name MC Tod Fod, has died at the age of 24. 

Dharmesh had lent his voice to the song, India 91, in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy.’

Dharmesh was also a noted part of the Mumbai-based hip-hop collective Swadesi Movement, who was named by his alias ‘MC Tod Fod’ as among over 50 rappers who had contributed to the Zoya Akhtar film. The cause of his death is unknown yet.

Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar, was inspired by the lives of street rappers Divine and Naezy in which Ranveer Singh had played a rapper from slums in Mumbai who finds luck in the world of music. It also featured Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Varma, Amruta Subhash, and Vijay Raaz in prominent roles.

Actor Ranveer Singh has shared a photo of Dharmesh on Instagram with a broken heart emoji:

Siddhant Chaturvedi, who had also starred in Gully Boy, also shared a screenshot of his conversation with the late rapper, in which they had congratulated each other’s performances. “RIP bhai,” Siddhant wrote:

Swadesi Movement has shared a performance by Dharmesh on their official channel and written:

 “It was with this night that @todfod_ performed his last ever gig at Swadesi Mela. You had to be there to experience it, his thrill his love for playing live music. You are never forgotten, you will always live through with your music.” 

 “Kabhi sochu kahi chale jane ki dur, Koi thikane bas jau jo na ho jyada mashoor, Jaha le jati rahe mann ko bhaye wo me karu, Aise Jeena rehna kiya mene yahi se shuru -TodFod.”

Zoya Akhtar wrote on her Instagram feed:

“You have gone way too soon. I can only be grateful our paths crossed. Rest in peace Bantai.”

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