Singer KK passed away on Tuesday evening.
Krishnakumar Kunnath better known as KK fell ill while performing at an event in Kolkata and was brought to the CMRI hospital, where he was declared dead.
He was just 54 years old. One of the most versatile singers in the Indian film industry, KK has recorded songs in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali.
He is survived by his wife and children.
KK’s songs reflected a wide range of emotions, struck a chord with people: PM Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK.
The Prime Minister said that his songs reflected a wide range of emotions and struck a chord with people of all age groups.
“Saddened by the untimely demise of noted singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK. His songs reflected a wide range of emotions as 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,”tweeted PM Modi on Wednesday.
KK was a great singer, family man, says singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo
Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo on Wednesday recalled his experiences with his friend and popular singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, who passed away on Tuesday evening.
In a conversation with ANI, Babul Supriyo said, “KK was a great singer and a family man. He lived a simple and calm life. I never saw him attending many parties. I have a lot of memories with him.” Notably, both Supriyo and KK hail from Kolkata.
Music director and composer Jeet Gannguli also interacted with media over the demise of legendary singer KK. He said, “He sang many songs for me. He was just 53 years old. I lost a friend today.”
From Sonu Nigam to Shreya Ghoshal, Indian music industry mourns the demise of singer KK
Several celebrities from the Indian music industry paid heartfelt tributes to Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, after the demise of the popular playback singer.
Popular singer and a Padma Shri recipient Sonu Nigam took to Instagram and wrote,
“KK mere bhai, not done.”
Notably, the popular Bollywood song ‘Mehki Hawaon Mein’ was sung both by KK and Sonu Nigam.
Singer Shreya Ghoshal, who is a recipient of four National Film Awards, tweeted,
“I am unable to wrap my head around this news. Numb. #KK Why! This is too hard to accept! Heart is shattered in pieces.”
Vishal Dadlani, who is also a renowned singer, songwriter and music composer and vocalist of one of India’s leading rock bands called Pentagram also expressed grief over the incident.
“The tears won’t stop. What a guy he was. What a voice, what a heart, what a human being. #KK is FOREVER!!!,”
Popular singer Mohit Chauhan paid heartfelt tributes to KK’s demise.
“KK… not fair man. Not your time to go. This was the last time we were together to announce a tour together. How can you just go??? In shock. In grief. A ear dear friend, a brother is gone. RIP KK. Love you.”
KK is best known for his songs like “Zindagi Do Pal Ki” from the movie Kites, “Aankhon Mein Teri” from the movie Om Shanti Om, and “Khuda Jaane” from the movie Bachna Ae Haseeno, “Tadap Tadap” from the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.