KK’s demise LIVE updates: Singer’s family arrives Kolkata

Hours before his demise, the legendary singer performed at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium till 8.30 p.m

New Delhi: Bollywood singer and composer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known by his stage name KK, passed away on Tuesday night. The late singer’s family arrived in Kolkata, his body has been 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 p.m. Suddenly, he fell ill and was brought to the CMRI hospital in Kolkata, where he was declared dead.

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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.

Mamata Banerjee extends support

Speaking at an event in Bankura, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the state government will give a gun salute to honor the singer at the Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata. She also informed that the postmortem is still underway. Banerjee also said she would try to cut short her visit and go to the airport in Kolkata to pay her last respects as KK’s mortal remains are flown to Mumbai

KK was one of the most versatile singers in the Indian film industry, KK 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.

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