The untimely and sudden death of singer KK, Krishnakumar Kunnath has shocked the entire music fraternity in Bollywood. The 53-year-old musician was performing in at Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata at a college fest when he fell sick and reportedly collapsed in his hotel room. When he was brought to the CMRI hospital he was declared dead.
The iconic singer made his singing debut with the song ‘Pal’ in 1999. Ironically the same song became his last. KK sang some of the biggest hits of Bollywood such as Aankhon Mein Teri, Tadap Tadap, Labon Ko, Dil Ibaadat, Zara sa, O Meri Jaan, ‘Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewana’ and many more.
Some of his superhit songs were school and college anthems for the 90s kids and are still heard and performed at farewells. The events seem incomplete without them like, ”Pyaar Ke Pal’, and ‘Yaaron‘. The songs in his melodious voice are enough can make you nostalgic and emotional.
KK Instagram page has been sharing updates from his Kolkata concert where he last performed. Now, the video of his last performance has been doing the rounds on social media and is making netizens emotional.
The late singer had also posted pictures of himself performing at his concert in Kolkata. He had captioned the post, “Pulsating gig tonight at Nazrul Mancha. Vivekananda College !! Love you all”
About KK’s death, Minister Arup Biswas said,
“Singer Anupam Roy called me up and said he is hearing something bad from the hospital. Then I contacted the hospital. They said he was brought dead. Then I rushed to the hospital.”
Last performance video of KK
In the video that went viral, KK modified the lyrics of his famous song Pal for his Kolkata audience as he sang,
“Pal, ye hain Kolkata ke pal. chal, aa mere sang chal, soche kya, chhoti si zindagi. (This moment is the moment of Kolkata. Come, let’s walk with me. Why ponder. The life is too short.)”
Watch the last performance and parting gift of KK:
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PM Narendra Modi and several other actors, singers, and politicians were shocked at the news of his death and shared their condolences:
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 31, 2022
Shocked and saddened by KK’s untimely demise! One of our finest singers… Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🙏
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) June 1, 2022
What is going on ???? Now KK??? Pls tell me it’s not true !!!
— SONAL CHAUHAN (@sonalchauhan7) May 31, 2022
One and only . KK 😔 .
— Jubin Nautiyal (@JubinNautiyal) May 31, 2022
Extremely sad and shocked to know of the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 31, 2022
KK started his singing career with advertisement jingles and made his film debut with an A.R. Rahman soundtrack. The late singer has recorded songs in multiple languages including Hindi. Telegu, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, etc.