PERSON AND PLACES
Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways among others has expressed deep grief over the demise of noted Bollywood singer, Krishnakumar Kunnath who passed away at the age of 53 after suffering a heart attack. He is popularly known as KK. His last rites were performed at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata.
The singer reportedly felt unwell while performing at a concert at Nazrul Manch, a venue at the Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya College in Kolkata.
Kunnath's work as a playback singer -- a vocalist whose songs are pre-recorded for use in films -- made him famous in the country and throughout the diaspora.
KK recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali among other languages. He was born on August 23, 1968 in New Delhi.
He graduated from Delhi University's Kirori Mal College, before jumpstarting his career by singing for jingles for advertisements.
He became a popular household name after the 1999 release of his first solo album, "Pal". His other popular tunes include ‘Sach Keh Raha Hai’ from the movie ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ and the song ‘Mangalyam’, from the movie, ‘Saathiya’. His first song in Bollywood was ‘Tadap Tadap Ke’ from the movie, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’.