Dharmesh Parmar, better known by his stage name MC Todd Fodd, was an Indian street rapper and MC. He was best known for performing on the soundtrack ‘India 91’ in the Bollywood film ‘Gully Boy’ (2019).
Dharmesh Parmar was born in 1998.age 24 years; by 2022) at Naigaon, Dadar, Mumbai. He grew up in the streets of Naigaon listening to Bollywood songs, Bhajans and Bheem Geet. He studied at St. Paul’s High School, Mumbai. Dharmesh was an average student. He would often scold his teachers for his mischief. Sharing memories of school during an interview, Dharmesh said,
Sir will take out the dirt from inside me and throw me out. And from my window, my uncle would look out at me and shout, ‘You’re making progress!
In his teens, Dharmesh started watching music videos on VH1, which attracted him to rapping. His interest increased when he met MC Mavli and the Swadeshi Dal.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7
Hair Color: Black
Eye Colour: Black
He was born in a Gujarati family.
parents and siblings
Not much is known about his parents and siblings.
He was unmarried.
Dharmesh Parmar is associated with Swadesi, a multilingual hip-hop collective based in Mumbai, which was formed in 2013. As a part of the group, Parmar performed with MC Mawli, producers NAR and Rakshasas, and other members of the group such as 100 RBH and. Maharya and soon became popular for his harsh verses.
In 2016, he collaborated with producer Bandish Project for his collaborative EP Katal Kala for songs like ‘Dakla’ and earned a huge fan following. Subsequently, he performed with Vivek Rajagopalan, a percussionist and composer, and Ta Dhome Project at the WOMEX festival in Spain in 2018.
Later his verses on songs like ‘The Warly Revolt’ (2019) became very popular and he emerged as a voice who fought for environment and human rights. In the same year, he was among the 50 rappers who became a part of Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. In the film, he performed on the ‘India 91’ soundtrack.
In 2020, Swadeshi’s music album ‘Chetawani’ addressed some social evils. He was also a part of Swadeshi’s single titled ‘Plandemic’. Dharmesh also performed at the Festival of Peace at his college in 2021.
He released his single ‘Truth & Bass’ on 8 March 2022. Parmar gave his last performance at the Swadeshi Mela in March 2022.
Dharmesh Parmar passed away on 21 March 2022. Mumbai-based music group ‘Swadeshi’ shared the news of his demise through their Instagram account. Posting a video clip of Parmar’s final performance at the Swadesi Mela on their Instagram account, the group wrote,
Also on this night @todfod_ made his final performance at the Swadeshi Mela. You had to be there to experience it, his love for playing live music thrills. You are never forgotten, you will always live on with your music.”
The group further shared details about Dharmesh’s funeral. they wrote,
Gather around his house for his funeral on 21st March at 2 pm at the following address. Address: Dharmesh Parmar, Old BDD Chawl 13/A, BJ Devrukhkar Road, Naigaon, Dadar, Mumbai 14.
As soon as the news of his death went viral, many well-known faces of the entertainment industry mourned his death. While Indian rapper Raftaar commented ‘too soon’ about Parmar’s death on Swadesh Andolan’s Instagram post, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh shared a picture of Parmar with a broken heart emoji on his Instagram story.
Indian actors Siddhant Chaturvedi The late rapper also took to his Instagram to share a screenshot of his conversation in which they both were congratulating each other on their performance. Siddhant posted the picture with the caption,
RIP bro. ,
The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained.
Old BDD Chawl 13/A, BJ Devrukhkar Road, Naigaon, Dadar, Mumbai
Facts / Trivia
- Dharmesh loved traveling in his spare time.
- Parmar followed a non-vegetarian diet.
- There was a leaf on his back.
- Parmar was trained at Konnakol.
- He had deep faith in Lord Shiva.
- Dharmesh was very fond of dogs. He often shares his pictures with dogs on his social media accounts.
- In an interview, Dharmesh shared some lovely memories of his childhood saying,
During Ambedkar Jayanti, we used to have a full power festival in our area with orchestra, Amitabh Bachchan lookalike and dance competitions and drawing competitions for children. We all came together to participate. ,
- As a child, he loved cycling so much that he often rented a cycle for four rupees per hour. Talking about this in an interview, Dharmesh said,
I spent my childhood renting a cycle for Rs 4 an hour and just roaming around. ,
- Despite being from a Gujarati family, Dharmesh was not so good at the language as he had studied in a convent school. In an interview, talking about how his music group inspired him to learn the language and start rapping in it, he said,
I attended St. Paul’s High School, a convent, so I am not fluent in Gujarati. I don’t even know how to read or write, but I’m exploring the language, you know. I have a dictionary, and I’m learning new words and phrases every day.”
- Early in his music career, Parmar’s songs were usually inspired by beggars, boys smoking and hiding from the police, and the rigors of train travel.
- Dharmesh revealed in an interview that he started attending political rallies at the age of just 15. 100 and a lunch. He said,
When I was 15 years old, my friends and I used to go on political fronts because they used to give me Rs. 100 and lunch. I didn’t give a crap about politics, but it’s just bustle. ,