KK, a well-liked Indian playback singer and songwriter with greater than 300 movie and TV credit, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest in Kolkata, shortly after performing a live performance. He was 53.
West Bengal Sports activities and Youth Affairs Minister Aroop Biswas mentioned organizers of the Gurudas School Fest advised authorities that KK (actual identify: Krishnakumar Kunnath) of feeling extraordinarily chilly and needed to return to his resort. He later was taken to Calcutta Medical Analysis Institute, the place he was pronounced useless on arrival.
Pictures from Tuesday’s live performance have been posted on KK’s Instagram web page following the efficiency.
Amongst his many regional awards, KK was named Greatest Male Playback Singer at India’s 2009 Display Awards for the music “Khuda Jaane,” from the movie Bachna Ae Haseenoand shared Album of the Decade prize from the Mirchi Music Awards for the Aashiqui 2 soundtrack. He was additionally a five-time nominee on the Awards of the Worldwide Indian Movie Academy and four-time nominee on the Filmfare Awards.
Playback singers are these whose vocals are pre-recorded to be used in movies and TV and don’t seem onscreen.
KK launched a pair of studio albums — 1999’s Pal and 2008’s Humsafar and appeared on quite a few compilation discs. He additionally appeared as a decide or mentor on the singing competitors sequence Indian Idol Junior and Fame Gurukul and carried out in a 2014 episode of MTV Unplugged India.
August 23, 1968, in Delhi, KK started his profession doing business jingles earlier than his big-screen debut within the mid-Nineteen Nineties.
He survived by his spouse, a son and a daughter.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences as we speak:
Saddened by the premature demise of famous singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly referred to as KK. His songs mirrored a variety of feelings as struck a chord with individuals of all age teams. We’ll all the time keep in mind him by way of his songs. Condolences to his household and followers. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) Might 31, 2022