Famed Indian singer 'KK' dies at 53
Indian vocalist Krishnakumar Kunnath, realized by the stage name of KK, kicked the bucket Tuesday night in Kolkata, as per the city's CMRI medical clinic.
Only hours before his demise on May 31, the acclaimed 53-year-old vocalist performed at a show in Nazrul Mancha, a setting at the Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya school in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.
Kunnath's work as a playback vocalist - - an entertainer whose melodies are pre-recorded for use in films - - put him on the map in the nation and all through the diaspora, as he loaned his voice to many Bollywood films. He turned into a well known commonly recognized name after the 1999 arrival of his most memorable independent collection, "Buddy."
Accolades for the late artist started to spill out across online entertainment when fresh insight about his passing broke, including one from the nation's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Disheartened by the inopportune death of noted artist Krishnakumar Kunnath prevalently known as KK. His melodies mirrored a wide scope of feelings as inspired an emotional response from individuals of all age gatherings. We will continuously recollect him through his melodies. Sympathies to his family and fans. Om Shanti," Modi said.
Indian entertainer Akshay Kumar said in a tweet, "Very miserable and stunned to know about the miserable downfall of KK. What a misfortune! Om Shanti."
Starting his vocation in jingles, Kunnath made his big-screen debut during the 1990s. As a playback vocalist, his tunes were named over films, with the entertainers lip-matching up along. His greatest hits included Tadap Ke, Dus Bahane, Tune Maari Entriyaan, Dola Re Dola from the 2002 film Devdas and Khuda Jaane from the 2008 lighthearted comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno. He likewise delivered two studio collections, 1999's Pal and 2008's Humsafar, and filled in as an adjudicator and tutor on reality singing shows. Huge number of fans took to his Instagram page to offer their appreciation, where a photograph of Kunnath singing before a thundering group posted before in the day was went with the subtitle: "Throbbing gig this evening at Nazrul Mancha ... Love all of you." He is made due by his better half, a child and a little girl.