Bollywood singer and composer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known by his stage name KK, passed away on Tuesday night.
Earlier today, the singer was honoured with a gun salute at Kolkata's Rabindra Sadan, with Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee in attendance.
According to several media reports, KK's last rites are scheduled to take place on June 2 in Versova, Mumbai.
The late singer's family arrived in Kolkata on Wednesday and his body was sent for post-mortem. KK's wife, Jyothy Krishna, along with her son Nakul and daughter Taamara boarded from New Delhi to reach Kolkata.
Hours before his demise, the legendary singer performed at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium till 8.30 pm. Suddenly, he fell ill and was brought to the CMRI hospital in Kolkata, where he was declared dead.
The news of his untimely demise has left his fan shattered and the entertainment industry under shock, the legendary singer was gifted with a boisterous yet mellifluous voice that will be remembered by his fans for many decades to come.
KK was one of the most versatile singers in the Indian film industry. He has recorded songs in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali.
He is best known for his songs like "Zindagi Do Pal Ki" from the movie Kites, "Aankhon Mein Teri" from the movie Om Shanti Om, "Khuda Jaane" from the movie Bachna Ae Haseeno, "Tadap Tadap" from the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam among others.
(With inputs from ANI)