Members of the music industry paid their respects to the late renowned singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known by his stage name KK, who passed away in Kolkata on May 31, hours after performing at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium. The singer collapsed during a performance and was later pronounced dead at a private hospital. The veteran singer Hariharan was spotted at KK’s home in Mumbai on Thursday morning. Alka Yagnik, Shree Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Javed Ali, and singer-composers Salim Merchant and Raghav paid respects to KK’s family in the afternoon. Filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj and Kabir Khan were also spotted at KK’s residence. His wife, Jyothy Krishna, and their two children, Nakul and Taamara, survive him.
Bollywood celebrities and politicians paid tribute to KK on social media. Wednesday, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee paid her last respects to the singer. The state government honored the deceased singer with a gun salute at the cultural center Rabindra Sadan.
KK began his career in the 1990s by singing jingles for numerous popular commercials. 1999 marked his musical debut with the release of the popular album Pal. He also performed in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, and Kannada in addition to Hindi.
Yaaron Dosti from his album Pal, Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai from Woh Lamhe…, Tu Aashiqui Hai (from Jhankaar Beats), Zindagi Do Pal Ki from the film Kites, Aankhon Mein Teri from the film Om Shanti Om, Khuda Jaane from the film Bachna Ae Haseeno, and Tadap Tadap from the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam are among KK’s