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Bollywood KK singer dies at 53 after singing live in Kolkata

The famous Indian singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, died in Kolkata on May 31. The 53-year-old singer, who has performed several hit songs over the past three decades, performed a live show on the Nazrul Mancha on Tuesday and went to his hotel (Esplanade) after the show and collapsed.

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He suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital at the Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) at around 10.30pm local time, where he was pronounced dead.

West Bengal Power Minister Arup Biswas said: “Singer Anupam Roy called me and said he heard something bad from the hospital. Then I contacted the hospital. They said he was brought dead. Then I hurried to the hospital. “

KK dies shortly after his live concert in Kolkata

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The singer also shared pictures from his concert at Nazrul Mancha in Kolkata, via his official Instagram handle, on May 31, a few hours before his untimely death.

Who was KK?

KK was a versatile singer and recorded songs not only in Hindi but also in other Indian languages ​​such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali.

In his professional career of over three decades as a playback singer, he has given many hits such as “Yaroon Dosti”. “Aasman Ke”, “Dekho Na”, “Yeh Kahan Mil Gaye Hum” and “Rain Bhai Kaari (Maajhi)”. His songs were often sung during school and college and other cultural events for teenagers.

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He was born in 1968 in Delhi. He attended Mount St Mary’s School and graduated from Kirori Mal College in Delhi. After graduating, he began his career as a marketing director and resigned six months later. In 1994, he decided to move to Mumbai.

He sang the song “Josh of India” in 1999 in support of the Indian cricket team during the Cricket World Cup.

KK was inspired by legendary singer Kishore Kumar and music director RD Burman. He has also been a big fan of international singers such as Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Bryan Adams and Led Zeppelin.

Playback singing career

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He presented his demo tape to Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot and Leslee Lewis in 1994 to try his luck in music. He had the opportunity from UTV to sing a jingle for the Santogen Suiting commercial.

He went on to sing over 3,500 jingles in various languages ​​in a short span of four years.

KK got a great break as a lead singer alongside legendary singer AR Rahman in the hit “Kalluri Saaley”. He won his big Bollywood vacation in 1999 when he sang “Tadap Tadap” by Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999).

Social networks are flooded with homage

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Famous personalities from the film industry, those who wish well and the fans have flooded the social networks with their homages and messages of condolence that are in a state of shock from this news.

Filmmaker Srijit Mukerji took to Facebook to pay tribute to the departed soul, sharing a video and writing: “In a state of total shock. I just met him last month for the first time and it seemed like we had known each other for years. Goodbye, my newest friend. You will miss it. I wish we had more sessions on music, food and movies. ”

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar posted on Twitter: “It is extremely sad and shocking to learn about KK’s sad disappearance. What a loss! Om Shanti ”.

Singer Harshdeep Kaur expressed his shock at his death, saying: “I can’t believe that our lover #KK no longer exists. That really can’t be true. The voice of love has disappeared. This is heartbreaking. “

We are just as shocked to hear the devastating news of the death of the KK singer and to offer our condolences to his family and friends!

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