New Delhi: The Indian music industry lost one of its feathers from its crown on May 31, 2022. The day marked the black day for the world of Bollywood music as it lost Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known by the stage name KK. The singer melted the heart of millions of Indians with his melodious voice. The singer passed away due to cardiac arrest after performing at a concert in Kolkata.
Meanwhile, with Indian paying their last tribute to the iconic singer in their own way, popular dairy brand Amul, gave a tribute through its artwork to him who mesmerised two generations with his soulful voice. The brand shared a monochromatic doodle of the singer that featured two images of him. Both the images are a picturisation of the last moments of the singer at the stage before he breathed his last.
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They inscribed on the picture, “Yaaron…yaad aayenge yeh pal.” This is a reference to the song ‘Yaaron Dosti’ by KK from the film Rockford.’ The other song is ‘Pal’ from his debut album. Ironically, this song was part of KK’s last performance, just a few hours before his death.
On May 31, the singer was performing at an event in Kolkata when his condition deteriorated and was rushed to the hospital and was declared dead.
On the other hand, KK’s last rites were performed by his son Nakul on Thursday in Mumbai’s Versova Hindu Cemetery. Several celebrities including Rahul Vaidya, Udit Narayan, Javed Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rekha Bhardwaj, Shreya Ghoshal, Alka Yagnik, Shilpa Rao and Papon, and others paid their last respect to the singer.
Through two generations, the singer has given several hits. Be it Khuda Jane from the 2008 movie Bachna Ae Haseeno or Piya Aaye Na from the film Aashiqui 2, the singer has touched the hearts of millions. Some of his other hits include Pal, Tune maari entriyaan, Tadap tadap, Tu jo mila, Tu hi meri shab hai, and Gori gori among others.
Apart from Hindi, the versatile singer sang in languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, and Bengali, among other languages.