Indian singer, Krishnakumar Kunnath ‘KK’ dead at 53

Indian singer, Krishnakumar Kunnath 'KK' dead at 53Indian singer, Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK died on Tuesday just hours after he performed at a concert in Nazrul Mancha, a venue at the Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya college in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. 

The vocalist whose songs were pre-recorded for use in films — made him famous in the country and throughout the diaspora, as he lent his voice to hundreds of Bollywood films. He became a popular household name after the 1999 release of his first solo album, “Pal.” 

India Prime Minister ,Narendra Modi took to social media to share his tribute, he wrote; 

“Saddened by the untimely demise of noted singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK. His songs reflected a wide range of emotions as struck a chord with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti,”

Born in August 1968 in New Delhi, Kunnath graduated from Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College, before jumpstarting his career by singing for jingles for advertisements.

He was 53 years old. May his soul rest in peace. 

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