SHOCKING!! Iconic Indian singer KK passes away after concert in Kolkata

Edited By: Manas Joshi
Kolkata Updated: Jun 01, 2022, 07:25 AM(IST)

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Singer KK has passed away, suggest media reports. The incredible singer who sang unforgettable numbers like 'Yaaron' has passed away after a concert in Kolkata, media reports say.

Singer KK has passed away. The incredible singer who sang unforgettable numbers like 'Yaaron' has passed away after a concert in Kolkata. He was 53.

Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK leaves a rich musical legacy that perhaps represented coming of age of an entire generation. He wasn't a Kishore Kumar or even a Sonu Nigam, but KK had his own niche, his own domain of which only he was the king.

It has been learnt that KK felt sick while he was performing.

After returning to his hotel, the singer complained of uneasiness. The uneasiness was reportedly due to cardiac arrest. He was rushed to a hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.

India singer KK passes away after concert in Kolkata

West Bengal Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Arup Biswas told mediapersons that the body has been sent for post-mortem.

"His family members have been informed. They are likely to reach Kolkata on Wednesday morning," Biswas said. Biswas was quoted by news agency IANS.

Video: KK's last performance before his untimely death leaves us in tears

He sang many, many songs which still embody the vibe of 90s and 2000s but if there is to be one song that would come to represent KK it would be 'Yaaron'. The unforgettable and iconic song from coming-of-age movie 'Rockford' (1999) is an anthem of love, anthem of friendship sure to remain etched in memory for decades to come.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to remember the iconic singer.

"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," tweeted Modi.

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"I can’t process this…Utter Shock & Disbelief…My Heart Is Crying…," tweeted Adnan Sami.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar paid tribute to the departed singer

"Extremely sad and shocked to know of the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti," he tweeted.

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"One of the most humble, gentle, pure human being I have met in my life. God’s dear child was sent to spread love in the lives of millions of fans, friends and colleagues. Now God needed him back? So soon?! Cruel!! Cant imagine what his family is going through," tweeted singer Shreya Ghoshal.

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