Famed Indian singer ‘KK’ dies at 53

Indian singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, known under the stage name KK, died Tuesday night in Kolkata, according to the city hospital CMRI.

Just hours before his death on May 31, the acclaimed 53-year-old singer performed at a concert in Nazrul Mancha, a venue at the Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya college in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.

Kunnath's work as a playback singer - a singer whose songs were pre-recorded for use in movies - made him famous nationwide and across the diaspora because he lent his voice to hundreds of Bollywood artists. movies.

Tributes to the deceased singer began to stream on social media when news of her death appeared, including one of the country's prime ministers, Narendra Modi.

Grieved by the untimely death of the famous singer Krishnakumar Kunnath known as KK. His songs reflect a wide range of emotions that appeal to people of all ages.

We will always remember him according to his songs. Sincere condolences to his family and fans. About Shanti, Modi said.

Indian actor Akshay Kumar said in his tweet: "Very sad and shocked when I learned of the tragic death of KK. What a loss! For Shanti."

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri said he was "deeply saddened" to learn of Kunnath's death and announced that he had sung the first song of his first film song and had been a "good friend" ever since.

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