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Kolkata bids farewell to Singer KK with full honours

KK has recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Bengali, among other languages.

SNS | New Delhi |

Versatile Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath also known by his stage name KK died at the age of 53, late Tuesday evening leaving the entire nation shell-shocked, after a stage performance at Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata.

Singer KK fell ill while performing at Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata, for Gurudas College’s fest. He returned to his hotel in Esplanade and collapsed after which he was rushed to Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) at around 10:30 pm, where he was declared dead.

Doctors at the Kolkata hospital said they suspected “cardiac arrest” to be the cause of the death.

KK has recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Bengali, among other languages. Several Bollywood personalities expressed their shock over the sudden demise of the legendary singer and also offered their condolences to his family.

From PM Modi to Mamata Banerjee and many Bollywood celebrities and singers mourn the death of KK.

His fans shared a glimpse of KK from the concert where he was seen exhausted. Here is the video:

On Wednesday Kolkata bid an emotional farewell to Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK). Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, rushed back to the state capital, cut short her political programs in the Bankura district, and supervised the proceedings. She paid floral tributes to the late singer, whose body was kept at Rabindra Sadan for some time. Last respect was done with a gun salute to his mortal remains.

KK’s wife and daughter were present on the occasion and the Chief Minister was seen consoling them as they were sobbing over grief over the loss of their dearest one. Initially, it was decided that the deceased singer would be given a gun salute at Kolkata Airport only. However, the venue was changed to Rabindra Sadan at the last moment.

His popular track “Yaad Aayenge Ye Pal,” was playing in the background at the last moment and many of his fans were seen bursting into tears at that emotional moment.

After the gun salute, his mortal remains were taken to the airport via a ‘green corridor’. His body will be flown to Mumbai and his last rites will be performed there on Thursday.

-with Inputs from IANS.