Famous Indian playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) has passed away in Kolkata at the age of 53. Born on August 23, 1968, the singer made his Bollywood debut with the song “Tadap Tadap”. Having sung over three thousand jingles, he branched out into Bollywood with a variety of hits. He was a graduate of Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, and Mount St Mary’s School.
Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, died suddenly in Kolkata on Tuesday. He was performing at the Nazrul Manch festival in the city. Following the concert, the singer complained of feeling unwell. He was rushed to a private hospital in the city and later declared dead. The singer is survived by his wife and three children. Krishnakumar Kunnath will be sadly missed by fans and music lovers across the world.
KK was a playback singer who recorded songs in multiple Indian languages. He compiled a vast collection of hits and was a popular choice during teen cultural events, as well as at farewells. His career spanned nearly three decades and he delivered songs in Hindi, Bengali, and English. His songs were played at school, college, and teen cultural events. Sadly, he is leaving behind a legacy of music that will be missed by many.
The death of KK has left many Bollywood celebrities in shock and mourning. Kumar Sanu, Armaan Malik, and Akshay Kumar have each called the singer’s death a massive loss for Indian music. The musician’s wife, son, and daughter are among those grieving. While many will be mourning KK’s passing, the entire Bollywood industry will be left in mourning.
“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,” Modi tweeted.
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 31, 2022
In shock and disbelief. Siddhu Moosewala gone to soon. Heartbreaking news 💔 Satnam Waheguru 🙏🏻 May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 29, 2022
Due to sudden demise of Siddhu Moosewaala— Emiwaytweets (@emiwaytweets) May 29, 2022
We will be postponing the track
Request all of you to keep him in your prayers 🙏🏽
May his soul Rest In Peace
KK’s death has shocked the music industry in the city of his birth. Although he was born in Delhi, he attended Mount St Mary’s School and Kirori Mal College. He later worked as a marketing executive, which he gave up after six months. He later moved to Mumbai and began a career in the music industry.
During the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he sang the song Josh of India. Inspired by legendary singer Kishore Kumar, the ‘Josh’ was the Indian Cricket Team’s anthem. Krishnakumar Kunath was also a fan of Bryan Adams and Billy Joel, as well as of Led Zeppelin.