Singer KK passes away: PM Modi, Akshay Kumar and others pay tributes

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Kolkata: Popular singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, most commonly known as KK, died hours after his concert in Kolkata on Tuesday. He was 53. Tributes for the singing icon have been pouring in from all quarters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to pour in his heartfelt tributes. “We will always remember him through his songs,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“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,” PM Modi said in a tweet. 

 Actor Akshay Kumar expressed shock over the singer’s death. “Extremely sad and shocked to know of the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti,” the actor tweeted.

Music composer Vishal Dadlani, who worked with KK on several songs, tweeted, “The tears won’t stop. What a guy he was. What a voice, what a heart, what a human being. #KK is forever!!! Actor Munmun Dutta also took to Twitter and wrote, “It shocking beyond words .. to every music lover like me. GOD what’s happening. Life is so unpredictable. Om Shanti.”

One of the most versatile singers of the Indian film industry, KK has recorded songs in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali.

first published:June 1, 2022, 12:28 a.m.

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