From Sonu Nigam to Shreya Ghoshal, the music industry mourns the singer’s sudden demise

KK, who was only 54, is survived by his wife and two children.


Several Indian music industry celebrities have paid heartfelt tributes to Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, after the famous playback singer passed away.

Popular singer and Padma Shri recipient Sonu Nigam took to Instagram and wrote, “KK mere bhai not done.” Notably, the popular Bollywood song “Mehki Hawaon Mein” was sung by both KK and Sonu Nigam.

Singer Shreya Ghoshal, who received four National Film Awards, tweeted: “I am unable to understand this news. Numb. #KK Why! It’s too hard to accept! Heart is broken to pieces.”

Vishal Dadlani, who is also a renowned singer, songwriter and music composer and lead singer of one of India’s leading rock bands called Pentagram, also expressed his grief over the incident.

“Tears don’t stop. What a guy he was. What a voice, what a heart, what a human being. #KK is FOREVER!!!” he tweeted.

Popular singer Mohit Chauhan has paid a heartfelt tribute to KK’s passing. He tweeted, “KK…not just man. Not the time to go. That was the last time we were together announcing a tour together. How can you go??? In shock. In grief. An ear dear friend, a brother is gone. RIP KK. I love you.”

Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, died on Tuesday evening. The singer fell ill while performing at an event in Kolkata and was taken to CMRI Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He was only 54 years old. One of the most versatile singers in the Indian film industry, KK has recorded songs in multiple languages ​​including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali.

He is best known for his songs like “Zindagi Do Pal Ki” from movie Kites, “Aankhon Mein Teri” from movie Om Shanti Om, “Khuda Jaane” from movie Bachna Ae Haseeno, “Tadap Tadap” from movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam among others.

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