Popular singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as ‘KK’, during his performance at Nazrul Manch in Kolkata on May 31, 2022.
KK was feeling unwell after reaching his hotel after performing at a concert.
The singer collapsed at the Grand Hotel in New Market police station area on Tuesday, May 31, after returning from a show in Kolkata and was rushed to a private hospital in the city, where he was declared brought dead. Popularly known as KK, died in Kolkata on Tuesday night, officials said. The 53-year-old artist had come to the city to perform on the Nazrul stage.
According to police sources, he has injury marks on his face and head. A post-mortem will be conducted at Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital on Wednesday to ascertain the cause of death. The police will also talk to the hotel staff and the organizers of the event.
KK got his break as a playback singer with AR Rahman’s hit songs ‘Kalluri Saale’ and ‘Hello Doctor’. He made his Bollywood debut by singing a small part of ‘Chhod Aaye Hum’ from Gulzar’s Maachis. However, his first full Bollywood song was the hugely popular ‘Tadap Tadap Ke’ from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999.
Soon after the event, the singer complained of feeling unwell while returning to his hotel at 10.30 pm. He was declared brought dead on arrival at a city hospital.
He was taken to a private hospital in south Kolkata where doctors declared him brought dead, they said.
Singer Anupam Roy and music director Jeet Ganguly accompanied Mr Biswas to the city hospital, where the audience thronged after hearing about KK’s death.
A versatile talent, KK has recorded songs in languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali among others. He also sang many ad jingles.
Condoling his demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that KK will always be remembered through his songs.
“Saddened by the untimely demise of renowned singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK. His songs depicted a wide range of emotions, which was associated with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti,” tweeted Mr Modi.
Krishnakumar Kunnath popular bollywood track
1)Zindagi Do Pal Ki 2) Dil Kyu Ye Mera 3) Tu Hi Meri Shabh Hai 4) Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai 5) Tadap Tadap 6) Khuda Jaane 7) Aankhon Mein
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She took to Facebook and wrote, “Shame on West Bengal. Kolkata kills KK and Sarkar. State being covered with farewell for their faulty Nazrul Manch; With 7k crowd for 2.5k capacity , Failed air conditioning; Singer sweaty; Complained 4 times to no avail. No paramedics. No first aid. Crucial moments lost. CBI probe is necessary and Bollywood should boycott the performance in Bengal till then.” Take a look at his post below:
Some Twitter users are saying that the auditorium was overcrowded. “An auditorium built for 2000 was filled with over 7000 people. There are videos of singer KK sweating profusely and complaining of the heat. Some social media users have pointed out that fire extinguishers are sprinkled ‘just for fun’ Were gone. Shocked! #KKPassesAway, tweeted a user.
Meanwhile, fans and celebs are remembering the late singer. Akshay Kumar had tweeted, “Extremely saddened and shocked to learn about the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti.”
The singer gave fans Countess songs to cherish forever. Pal, Alvida, Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai are some of his best songs. may his soul rest in peace.