SINGER Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, passed away last year on May 31. On the actor’s first death anniversary, a statue was installed at Gurudas Mahavidyalaya in Kolkata, the university where the singer performed his last gig.
A year after KK left his fans with his songs and memories, the singer was given a fitting tribute. Several pictures of the statue have gone viral on social media.
Sharing the pictures of the statue, one user on Twitter wrote, “Kolkata ## On the death Anniversary of the late Singer KK .Muraripukur Gurudas College unveiled the statue of Late singer KK KK had last performed for the said college at Nazrul Manch Auditorium where his last performance was on Pal yaad aayenge yeh Pal.”
KK was performing at a college festival in Kolkata’s Nazrul Macha where he suddenly felt unwell. The singer was then taken to a hospital, where he was declared as brought dead. The cause of death was reportedly a cardiac arrest.
Prior to his death, KK sung a small portion of the song Chhod Aaye Hum from Gulzar’s Maachis. The singer had also released his debut solo album titled Pal with Leslie Lewis composing the music.
“KK was a magical man with his magical voice. This is very sad that the Gurudas College event was his last concert,” local councillor Amal Chakraborty told ANI.
Over the span of nearly 3 decade-long career, KK sang more than 500 songs in multiple Indian languages. The singer sang over 300 songs in Hindi and more than 200 songs in Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam languages. KK also sang an English Rock Ballad Cineraria.
His most famous songs include Pal and Yaaron, which have established themselves as evergreen friendship songs.
KK married his childhood sweetheart Jyothy Krishna in 1991. The couple have two children, Nakul and Taamara.
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