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One of the most popular playback singers in Bollywood, KK, passed away on Tuesday, leaving the entire nation shocked and numb. The singer performed at a concert in Kolkata hours before his demise. He complained of "feeling heavy" after reaching his hotel and collapsed.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 01, 2022, 09:12 PM IST
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01 June 2022 09:24 AM IST

One of the most popular playback singers in Bollywood, KK, passed away on Tuesday, leaving the entire nation shell-shocked.

01 June 2022 09:24 AM IST

KK, whose real name was Krishnakumar Kunnath, passed away at the age of 53. He is survived by wife and two children.

01 June 2022 09:24 AM IST

KK performed at a concert organised by Gurudas College at Nazrul Mancha in south Kolkata for almost an hour in the evening. However, he complained of "feeling heavy" after reaching his hotel, and soon collapsed.

01 June 2022 09:24 AM IST

He was taken to a nearby private hospital around 10 pm where doctors declared him brought dead.

01 June 2022 09:24 AM IST

Several Bollywood personalities expressed their shock over the sudden demise of the legendary singer and also offered their condolences to his family.

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

KK, known as a versatile singer, has recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali, among other languages.

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers his condolences

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Manoj Bajpayee calls KK's death 'heartbreaking'

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

'We have lost a gem', says Neeti Mohan

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Doctors reveal cause of death

Doctors at the Kolkata hospital said they suspected "cardiac arrest" to be the cause of the death.

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Post-mortem to be conducted

A senior officer of the Kolkata Police told PTI that a post-mortem would be conducted today to ascertain the exact reason for the death.

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

'God’s dear child was sent to spread love', says Shreya Ghoshal

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

'Just can't take this', writes Shankar Mahadevan

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST
01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

KK's last performance received a thunderous response from the crowd - watch video

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

"I lost my voice today", tweets Madhavan

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

KK's family lands in Kolkata

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Police begin investigation

As per reports, the Kolkata Police have begun their investigation into KK's demise. They are checking the CCTV footage of New Market Hotel where KK stayed.

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

A case of unnatural death has been registered by the police

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

From 'Tadap Tadap' to 'Yaaron', a list of top 10 songs by KK

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Akshay Kumar mourns KK's demise

"Extremely sad and shocked to know of the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti," Akshay Kumar tweeted.

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Watch: Fans claim KK was 'sweating badly', complained about AC not working during last performance before death

In the video, KK can be seen wiping off his face with a towel and speaking to a person from the management behind the stage. Read full story here

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Arjun Rampal is heartbroken with KK's demise

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

'Will miss you and your voice bro': Himesh Reshammiya

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Shael Oswal remembers meeting KK for the first time

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

"Signs that show up before a probable cardiac emergency were not recognised," says Babul Supriyo

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

KK's mortal remains arrive at SSKM hospital in Kolkata

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee extends her support

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST

Kolkata Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Murlidhar Sharma arrives at the hotel where KK breathed his last

01 June 2022 12:28 PM IST
01 June 2022 12:46 PM IST

KK crooned over 700 songs in different languages including Hindi, Bangla and Kannada

01 June 2022 12:51 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee announces gun salute

Following singer KK's sudden death after a concert in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the state will offer a gun salute at the Kolkata airport in his honour, reports ANI.

01 June 2022 01:16 PM IST

'Singers of Kolkata are better than KK': Rupankar Bagchi's comment on late musician goes viral

Popular Bengali singer-songwriter, Rupankar Bagchi, was trolled for uploading a video on the social media, raising questions on Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK)'s singing talents shortly after the latter's last show at Nazrul Manch on Tuesday evening. Bagchi's video was uploaded between KK's last performance and his death. Read full story here

01 June 2022 02:37 PM IST

Auditorium was overcrowded, bouncers sprayed foam to disperse people, says concert staff

KK reportedly complained about "feeling heavy" and was even sweating profusely during and after his performance. A staff at the auditorium told ANI that the venue was overcrowded and that the people jumped over the barricades and the gate.

The staff also mentioned that the bouncers present at the venue sprayed foam inside to disperse the crowd. READ MORE

01 June 2022 02:37 PM IST

Ram Charan mourns the singer's death

01 June 2022 02:37 PM IST

'He was a very good human being and an honest person': Ismail Darbar on KK's demise 

01 June 2022 02:41 PM IST

The mortal remains of KK has been moved out of the SSKM Hospital and has been shifted to Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee pays last respects to KK

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid her last respects to singer KK at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata. READ MORE

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Gun salute accorded to the singer at Rabindra Sadan

Gun salute was accorded to singer KK at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on Wednesday in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the singer's family members. READ MORE

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Mallika Sherawat mourns KK's sudden demise

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Singer Papon recalls the calming effect KK had on him in one of his early gigs

"I remember one of my earlier gigs, it was in a huge stadium. My band and I did the opening act and after us, KK was supposed to perform. I was young and very nervous ... I mean it was KK! It was after 'Pal', so obviously, we youngsters were very nervous. But backstage he and his band met us and he was so calm and composed, with his vivid smile. Pura tension chala gaya and we felt so comfortable around him. After our act, we sat in the audience and closely watched him live. I realised why KK is KK. I tried to imbibe some of his qualities, but he was a unique artiste, his voice, his personality had a healing touch," Papon said.

(IANS)

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

AR Rahman: 'Gifted singers like you made this life more bearable

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Post mortem confirms KK died of cardiac arrest: Report

According to a report in Times Now, the post-mortem reports confirmed that KK died due to a cardiac arrest. The report also stated that he had weak lungs and liver. READ MORE

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Kartik Aaryan mourns KK's death, says 'Your voice will live forever in our hearts'

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

'He sang memorable songs for me'; Allu Arjun remembers KK

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Singer was feeling uncomfortable while performing, had taken 10-minute break, say spectators

The primary autopsy report of KK revealed that there was no ‘unnatural cause’ behind his death and also that he had a heart problem. According to the SSKM hospital, the main autopsy report will be out within 72 hours after chemical tests are done. READ MORE

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Kolkata killed KK, says Om Puri's ex-wife Nandita

As per India Today TV report, Om Puri's ex-wife, Nandita Puri, has questioned the conditions under which artists are made to perform in Kolkata. On Facebook, she wrote, "Shame on West Bengal. Kolkata killed KK and the govt. is covering up with a state farewell for their faulty Nazrul Manch; with a crowd of 7k for a 2.5k capacity, failed air conditioning; the singer perspiring profusely complained 4 times to no avail. No paramedics. No first aid. Crucial moments lost. A CBI enquiry is a must and Bollywood should boycott performing in Bengal till then (sic)."

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Was Kolkata's Nazrul Manch a death trap for singer KK?

Soon after the death of KK, several questions are being raised about the security of Nazrul Manch as the spectators complained of mismanagement while Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Mayor Firhad Hakim contradicted the claims. Spectator Trina Banerjee said that the Gurudas college authority who had invited KK for their college social life along with the management of Nazrul Manch should be blamed. READ MORE

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

'Hum saath aaye thay dilli se...': Vishal Bhardwaj remembers KK

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

Emraan Hashmi condoles demise of singer KK, pens an emotional note

Actor Emraan Hashmi, while condoling the sudden demise of singer-composer KK, stated, "Working on the songs he sang was always that much more special." The 'Jannat 2' actor took to his Instagram handle and shared a picture of the singer KK expressing his grief towards him.

The actor captioned the post and wrote, "A voice and talent like no other..They don't make them like him anymore. Working on the songs he sang was always that much more special. You will always be in our hearts KK and live eternally through your songs. RIP Legend KK".

01 June 2022 07:49 PM IST

'Major loss for the music industry': Kajol mourns the death of KK

01 June 2022 09:12 PM IST

Body of singer KK brought to Mumbai from Kolkata

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