Several celebrities in the Indian music industry have paid heartfelt tributes to Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, following the death of the popular broadcast singer.
Pop singer and Padma Shri recipient Sonu Nigam wrote on Instagram: “KK is just bhai, not done.” Notably, the popular Bollywood song “Mehki Hawaon Mein” was sung by KK and Sonu Nigam.
Four-time National Film Award winner Shreya Ghoshal tweeted: “I can’t take this news. Numb. #KKwhy! This is so hard to accept! Heart broken.”
I cannot accept this news. numb. #KK why! This is so hard to accept! Heart broken into pieces.
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) May 31, 2022
Vishal Dadlani, also a well-known singer, songwriter, music composer and lead singer of the famous Indian rock band Pentagram, also expressed his grief over the incident.
“The tears won’t stop. What a man he is. What a voice, what a heart, what a man. #KK is forever!!!,” he tweeted.
This can’t be true.@K_K_Pal , without you, nothing will be the same. there is nothing. My heart is broken.
A pure voice, a decent kindness, a heart of gold. gone.
— Vishal Dadlani (@VishalDadlani) May 31, 2022
Pop singer Mohit Chauhan expressed his heartfelt tribute to KK’s passing. He tweeted: “KK… not fair. Not the time for you to go. This is the last time we will announce a tour together. How can you go? Shocked. Sad. Dear friend. , a brother gone. RIP KK. Love you.
KK…unfair people. Not when you should go. This is the last time we will announce a tour together. How can you go? ? ? Shock. in grief. An ear dear friend, a brother gone. rest in peace. Love you. pic.twitter.com/lCdwIRf3W6
— Mohit Chauhan (@_MohitChauhan) May 31, 2022
Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, died on Tuesday night. The singer fell ill while performing at an event in Kolkata and was taken to CMRI hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
He is only 54 years old. One of the most versatile singers in the Indian film industry, KK records songs in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali.
His best known songs include “Zindagi Do Pal Ki” from the movie Kite, “Aankhon Mein Teri” from the movie Om Shanti Om, “Khuda Jaane” from the movie Bachna Ae Haseeno, “Tadap Tadap” Dil De from the movie Hum Chuke Sanam et al.
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