|MC Tod Fod Red Bull
|Performing on the soundtrack 'India 91' from the film Gully Boy
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Date of Birth
|Naigaon, Dadar, Mumbai
|Date of Death
|21 March 2022
|Age (at the time of death)
|Naigaon, Dadar, Mumbai
|St. Paul’s High School, Mumbai
|Gujarati Red Bull
|Non-Vegetarian Red Bull
|He has got a leaf inked on his back.
|Old BDD Chawl 13/A, B J Deorukhkar Road, Naigaon, Dadar, Mumbai
|Relationships & More
|Marital Status (at the time of death)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Dharmesh Parmar
- Dharmesh Parmar was an Indian rapper and emcee, who was a part of the Swadesi group, a Mumbai-based hip-hop collective.
- Growing up, Dharmesh loved listening to old Bollywood songs, bhajans, and Bheem geets.
- During an interview, while sharing his childhood memories, Parmar said,
During Ambedkar Jayanti, we used to have a full power celebration in my area with orchestras, Amitabh Bachchan lookalikes and dance competitions and drawing competitions for kids. We all came together to participate.”
- Belonging to an impecunious family, he did not have access to toys or children’s stuff and often rode around on a rented cycle. Talking about it in an interview, Dharmesh said,
I spent my childhood renting a cycle at four rupees an hour and just riding around.”
- In childhood, Dharmesh was not so good at studies and was often scolded by his teachers. In an interview, while sharing his school memories, he said,
Sir would beat the shit out of me and kick me out. And from my window, my uncle would see me outside and shout, ‘You’re doing progress!”
- While he was in his teens, he often watched videos on VH1, which attracted him towards rapping.
- After a few years, he met MC Mawali and the Swadesi crew and started hanging out with them. Soon, he got involved in conversations relating to politics and society. Dharmesh disclosed in an interview that he often used to go to political rallies as he got paid Rs. 100 for a rally. He said,
When I was 15, my friends and I used to go to the political morchas because they used to pay me Rs. 100 and lunch. I didn’t give a fuck about politics but it’s just hustling.”
- Although Dharmesh belonged to a Gujarati family, he was not too fluent in Gujarati as he studied at a convent school. It was his group that inspired him to learn the language and start rapping in it.
- A few songs that earned him fame are ‘Dakla,’ ‘Chetavni,’ and ‘The Warli Revolt.’
- In 2021, he performed at the Festival of Peace in his college.
- During an interview, when asked about the inspiration of his songs, he said,
My initial songs were inspired by beggars, boys smoking weed, and hiding from cops and the rigours of train travel.”
- He loved travelling in his spare time.
- He was an avid dog lover and often shared his pictures with dogs on his social media accounts.
- The news of his death was shared by his music group ‘Swadeshi.’ Soon, his fans and colleagues started paying tribute to him on social media. Among those who paid the tribute was rapper Raftaar, who commented ‘Too Soon’ on the post.
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