The House of Khalsa has successfully overcome a lengthy customs ordeal to finally deliver the much-anticipated Sidhu Moosewala watches to their rightful place on the wrists of his parents in India. The cherished wristwatch selected by the late Sidhu Moosewala, renowned Punjabi singer, has been handed over to his parents. They proudly adorned their son’s favorite watch on the wrist of his statue, realizing his unfulfilled dream.
Danny Singh, founder of House of Khalsa, a watch manufacturer in Australia, shared the heartwarming story.
The journey of these extraordinary timepieces began six months ago when they were sent from the House of Khalsa, located in Melbourne, Australia, all the way to India. Unfortunately, the customs process, coupled with bureaucratic red tape and unforeseen delays, resulted in a prolonged waiting period that left Sidhu Moosewala’s parents eagerly anticipating their arrival.
Both the customs office and the logistics company, DHL, were involved in the intricate process of shipping the watches, but it seemed as though fate had other plans. The watches, which held immense sentimental value for the Moosewala family, endured countless setbacks, with their release being continually postponed.
However, the House of Khalsa and Gurdev Singh of Melbourne remained committed to ensuring that the watches would eventually find their rightful place on the wrists of Sidhu Moosewala’s parents. Through relentless advocacy and diplomatic negotiations, the House of Khalsa was able to secure the release of the long-awaited timepieces.
He revealed that during Sidhu Moosewala’s 2021 visit to London, he had placed a special order for the ‘Ocean Lion’ watch through a friend. The late singer said, “Paaji Please voh last piece mujhe dedo. Usse kisi ko mat dikhao voh mai rakh lunga. Oh mere gut (wrist) te aayegi.” (Please hand over the last piece of the watch to only me. Don’t show it to anyone, Paaji I want that on my wrist.) By the time the watch was ready for delivery in London, Sidhu had already returned to India. He had promised to collect the special watch during his next visit, but fate had other plans.
“Unfortunately, fate intervened and claimed the noted singer from us. His friend in London inquired about what to do with Sidhu’s watch, and I advised him to send it back,” Danny said, bearing the weight of the loss.
In a recent touching gesture, Gurdev Singh, the show organizer for Sidhu Moosewala, visited Australia with the heartfelt intention of delivering his most cherished watch to his family. He wanted to add a deeply personal touch to the memento by laser-printing Sidhu’s face on the watch’s dial, making it even more sentimental.
“We sent three watches, one liked by Sidhu and the other two for his parents, with Sidhu’s laser-printed faces on them. The watches were dispatched by courier, but unforeseen delays caused a longer wait. Finally, the ‘Oceanic Lion’ watch was delivered to his parents, who proudly adorned it on the wrist of his statue installed in his native village,” Danny added.
Today, as the watches find their place on the wrists of Sidhu Moosewala’s parents, the Moosewala family stands as a testament to the unyielding strength of love and the power of perseverance. The House of Khalsa’s and Gurdev Singh’s victory in ensuring the safe delivery of these watches has immortalized this extraordinary story, forever etching a chapter of hope and determination in the hearts of those who have been part of this heartwarming journey. The Ocean Lion watch that was reserved by Sidhu Moosewala is now on the wrist of his statue now and was put on by Sidhu’s father himself. A moment of pride for the House Of Khalsa and Sidhu Moosewala’s family.