Singer KK dies of heart attack shortly after performing at Kolkata concert

Updated: Jun 1

Jun 1, 2022 00:05 am

The playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK died soon after his performance at Nazrul Mancha on Tuesday. After his performance he went to his hotel where fell ill and was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead.

Minister Arup Biswas said about KK's death, “Singer Anupam Roy called me up and said he is hearing something bad from the hospital. Then I contacted the hospital. They said he was brought dead. Then I rushed to the hospital.”

KK released his first album, Pal in 1999. The singer-composer, whose real name was Krishnakumar Kunnath then focussed more on Bollywood than on his independent music, giving hits such as Tadap Tadap (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, 1999), Dus Bahane (Dus, 2005), and Tune Maari Entriyaan (Gunday, 2014).

He was born in Delhi and was also known for his electric live shows. His Instagram page had been sharing updates from his concert in Kolkata as recently as eight hours ago.