New Delhi: Rapper Dharmesh Parmar, known by his stage name MC Tod Fod, has died at the age of 24. He had lent his voice to the song, India 91, in Ranveer Singh-Siddhant Chaturvedi-starrer Gully Boy. The two actors have mourned his death.
Part of Mumbai-based hip-hop collective Swadesi Movement, MC Tod Fod was among over 50 rappers who contributed to the Zoya Akhtar film. The cause of his death is not known.
Ranveer shared a photo of the rapper on Instagram with a broken heart emoji. Meanwhile, Siddhant Chaturvedi posted a picture of the late rapper along with a screenshot of his conversation with the late rapper. He wrote, “RIP bhai,” along with a broken-heart emoticon.
Gully Boy director Zoya Akhtar also posted a picture of the rapper on her Gram and wrote, “You have gone way too soon. I can only be grateful our paths crossed. Rest in peace Bantai. #mctodfod.”
The official page of the band Swadesi, of which MC Tod Fod was a member, shared a throwback video of his performance. “It was with this night that Tod Fod 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,” read an excerpt from the caption.
Gully Boy was directed by Zoya Akhtar and was inspired by the lives of street rappers Divine and Naezy. Ranveer played a rapper from slums who finds his feet in the world of music. It also featured Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Varma, Amruta Subhash, and Vijay Raaz in prominent roles.
MC Tod Fod had written a verse for ‘India 91’, which was part of the film’s catchy soundtrack.