The singer’s mortal remains have left for Mumbai for last rites. Playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, passed away in Kolkata on Tuesday night. He was 53. KK was in the city to perform at a function in Nazrul Manch organised by the Gurudas College. After returning to his hotel, the singer complained of uneasiness following which he was rushed to a hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Cremation to take place tomorrow
KK’s funeral will be held tomorrow. The body will reach Mumbai today, by late evening post which the last rites of the singer will be performed. The family will be flying from Kolkata to Mumbai at 5.15 pm and land in Mumbai at 8.15 pm. KK, who lived in the Park Plaza complex of Versova area of Mumbai will have his final rites in the city. His last rites will be performed at Muktidham Shamsham in Versova near the house.
Mamata Banerjee pays last respects
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee paid her last respects to singer #KK at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata. The family of the late singer was also present there. Following this, his mortal remains will leave for Mumbai for the last rites.
Gun salute for the singer’s honour
West Bengal Chief Minister announced that the state government will give a gun salute to honour the singer. It was held at Rabindra Sadan.
Police registers case of unnatural death
Kolkata Police have registered a case of unnatural death in connection with the sudden demise of singer KK. The case has been registered at the New Market police station. Kolkata Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Murlidhar Sharma arrived at The Oberoi Grand where singer KK was staying. Meanwhile, the family of the singer arrived in Kolkata today. The mortal remains of the singer were kept at SSKM hospital where the postmortem was done. The mortal remains of KK were handed over to the family after the postmortem.