June 01, 2022
Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, who gave Indian music lovers many hits over the last three decades died at 53. He gave a performance at Nazrul Mancha on Tuesday and later went to his hotel where he fell ill. He was brought to a hospital where he was declared dead.
According to sources, KK felt unwell during the concert. He complained of uneasiness during the interval but performed till the end of the event. Post that, he was taken to a five-star hotel in Esplanade, where his health deteriorated, and he died before he could reach the hospital. The concert had been organized on behalf of Gurudas College. The singer was in the city for a two-day event. KK also posted photos from the concert hours before his death. “Pulsating gig tonight at Nazrul Mancha. Vivekananda College !! Love you all,” he wrote.
Doctors at the hospital said they suspected “cardiac arrest” to be the cause of the death. A senior officer of the Kolkata Police told PTI that a post-mortem would be conducted on Wednesday to ascertain the exact reason for the death.
Now, the video clips of his last concert have gone viral. In the videos, the singer showed no signs of uneasiness as his songs drove the crowd crazy. Check out the clips:
Condolences poured in for the singer on Twitter, with people expressing shock and disbelief at his sudden death. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the untimely demise of noted singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK. His songs reflected a wide range of emotions and struck a chord with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti.”
“Krishnakumar Kunnath, fondly known as KK, was one of the most versatile singers in the Indian music industry. His soulful voice gave us many memorable songs. Saddened by the news of his untimely demise last night. My heartfelt condolences to his family & fans across the world,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Home Minister Amit Shah wrote, “KK was a very talented and versatile singer. His untimely demise is very saddening and a huge loss to Indian music. With his gifted voice, he has left an indelible impression on the minds of countless music lovers. My deepest condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti Shanti.”
One of the most versatile singers in the Indian film industry, KK has recorded songs in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, and Bengali, among others. He was born in Delhi and was also known for his electric live shows. KK released his first album, Pal in 1999. The singer-composer, then focussed more on Bollywood than on his independent music, giving hits such as Tadap Tadap (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, 1999), Dus Bahane (Dus, 2005), and Tune Maari Entriyaan (Gunday, 2014).
Here are some of the hit songs that drive crazy among people-
‘Dil Aaj Kal’ From Purani Jeans-
‘Khuda Jaane’ From Bachna Ae Haseeno-
‘Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai’ from Woh Lamhe
‘Tuhi Meri Shab Hai’ from Gangster- A Love Story
‘I Am In Love’ from Once Upon A Time In Mumbai
‘Khwabon Khwabon’ from Force –
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