On May 31, singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known by his stage as KK, died at the age of 53. While playing at an event in Kolkata, the singer became ill and was taken to the CMRI hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A day after the sad death of singer KK at a concert in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that the state government will honour him with a gun salute at the Kolkata airport, according to news agency ANI. Her quote read, “West Bengal Government to give gun salute to singer #KK at Kolkata airport.”
The legendary singer, 53, was rushed to CMRI hospital after feeling sick during a performance at the overcrowded Nazrul Manch theatre in South Kolkata, which was allegedly excessively hot. On arrival, he was declared dead. He appeared to be unwell in videos as he was rushed out of the place. He returned to his hotel, where his condition was said to have worsened. He had a cardiac arrest and died on the way to the hospital, according to reports.
KK, or Krishnakumar Kunnath, was recognised for some of Bollywood's most popular tracks, including 'Pal' and 'Yaaron.' In the late 1990s, his songs almost reached cult stature among teens in the late 1990s, and his voice could be heard frequently at school and college farewells and teen music festivals.
KK has recorded songs in a variety of languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Bengali. Admirers paid their goodbyes to the artist who was the voice of their many emotions from all across the globe.