From Sonu Nigam to Shreya Ghoshal, the music industry mourns the sudden death of the singer

KK, who was only 54 years old, is survived by his wife and two children.


Various celebrities from the Indian music industry have paid heartfelt tributes to Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, following the popular playback singer’s death.

Popular singer and Padma Shri catcher Sonu Nigam took to Instagram and wrote, “KK simple bhai, not done.” In particular, the popular Bollywood song ‘Mehki Hawaon Mein’ was sung by both KK and Sonu Nigam.

Singer Shreya Ghoshal, winner of four national film awards, tweeted: “I can’t understand this news. Numb. #KK Why! This is too hard to accept! Heart is shattered.”

Vishal Dadlani, who is also a renowned singer, songwriter and music composer and vocalist for one of India’s leading rock bands called Pentagram, also expressed regret over the incident.

“Tears won’t stop. What a guy he was. What a voice, what a heart, what a human being. #KK is FOREVER!!!” he tweeted.

Popular singer Mohit Chauhan paid heartfelt tributes for KK’s demise. He tweeted: “KK… not fair man. Not your time to leave. This was the last time we were together to announce a tour together. How can you just walk away? In shock. In pain. A Heard dear friend, a brother is gone. RIP KK. I love you.”

Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, passed away on Tuesday night. The singer fell ill while performing at an event in Kolkata and was taken to the CMRI hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He was just 54 years old. One of the most versatile singers in the Indian film industry, KK has recorded songs in multiple languages ​​including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali.

He is best known for his songs such as “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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