Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK passed away on Tuesday at the age of 53. His sudden demise has left everyone in a state of deep shock including his fellow colleagues from the entertainment industry. The singer fell ill while he was performing at Nazrul Mancha for Gurudas College’s fest in Kolkata. The 53-year-old singer was later rushed to CMRI hospital in Kolkata after he fell ill and soon after, the doctors at the hospital declared him dead. On 1 June 2022, Kolkata Police registered a case of unnatural death to investigate the causes
Now, the popular singer’s mortal remains were taken from SSKM hospital to Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata. KK’s wife Jyoti and their kids also paid their last respects to him. Later, a gun salute was accorded to the late singer at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on Wednesday. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also seen paying her respects to KK. She was joined by the singer’s family
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Emraan Hashmi, Ananya Panday, Vicky Kaushal, and many in the music fraternity like AR Rahman, Pritam, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, and Vishal Dadlani also expressed grief and shock.
KK rose to fame with the song Tadap Tadap Ke from the 1999 romantic-drama film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam which featured Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Ajay Devgn in the lead. He was regarded as one of the most versatile singers in the music industry and was known for innumerable popular hits such as Pal, Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai, Zindagi Do Pal Ki, Labon Ko, O Meri Jaan, Aankhon Mein Teri, Beete Lamhein, Mere Bina, and many others. He has also recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, and Gujarati languages.