Singer KK dies at 53 shortly after performing at Kolkata concert

Guwahati: Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, who was in Kolkata for a concert, died this evening (May 31). He was 53.

The singer was performing Nazrul Mancha for Gurudas College’s fest when he took ill. He suddenly fell ill and returned to his hotel. When his condition deteriorated, he was rushed to the CMRI hospital in Kolkata, where he was declared brought dead.

His wife and two sons will fly into Kolkata Wednesday morning. KK performed at two back-to-back shows in Kolkata in the past two days.

As soon as the news of his death broke, people from all walks of life paid tribute. Prime Minister Narendra 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.”

 

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