Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known by his stage name ‘KK’ took his last breath on his way to the hospital after he fell unwell during his concert in Kolkata. Bengal Government paid tribute to a renowned Bollywood singer on Wednesday. West Bengal government paid last respect to KK, with a gun salute at Rabindra Sadan to his mortal remains.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present along with Babul Supriyo, and Firhad Hakim at Rabindra Sadan. Banarjee offered floral tributes to the late singer and consoled his wife and children. The singer is survived by his wife Jyothy and two children, Nakul Krishna Kunnath, and a daughter, Taamara Kunnath. Jyothy reached Kolkata with two children this morning to collect the body after the autopsy.
According to reports, a post-mortem examination of the 53-year-old singer was conducted at state-run SSKM Hospital earlier in the day and the body was then brought to Rabindra Sadan. Kolkata police said, “KK was declared brought dead by doctors of a hospital where he was taken after he fell unconscious upon his return to a hotel from a concert on Tuesday night.”
The chief minister of Bengal, Mamta Banerjee offered prayers and paid last respects to the singer who played a gig in one of the cities of her state. The last concert of KK was conducted at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium in Kolkata.
KK’s last words of the performance were “I will miss you all till the end, Tonight God bless us all.” He looked uncomfortable and exhausted while leaving the stage. The industry has lost a gem, there can be no other like him.
The versatile singer has sung in diverse languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Bengali. KK started his career with the album ‘Pal’ and a song from the same ‘Pal Rahe Ya Na Rahe Kal is still a hit. He made playback debut in Bollywood with Tadap Tadap for the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. He has given popular hits to Bollywood like Zindagi Do Pal Ki (Kite), Dil Ibadat (Tum Mile), Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai (Woh Lamhe), O Meri Jaan (Life In A… Metro), Dus Bahane (Dus), Beete Lamhein (The Train), Ankhon Mein Teri (Om Shanti Om), Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai (Gangster).