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India mourns KK’s shocking death; Bengal to honour singer with gun salute

Singer KK Passes Away, KK Death News Latest Update: The PTI reports that the singer was feeling ‘heavy’ after the show. He collapsed at his hotel and was rushed to a nearby private hospital, where he was declared ‘brought dead.’

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In what turned out to be his last performance, KK enthralled the audience at Nazrul Mancha in south Kolkata for nearly an hour. (KK/Instagram)

KK Death News Latest Updates: Krishnakumar Kunnath, the talented, versatile singer, died of heart attack in Kolkata on Tuesday night. Popularly known as ‘KK’, the singer was in the West Bengal capital city for a two-day show. He was 53.

In what turned out to be his last performance, KK enthralled the audience at Nazrul Mancha in south Kolkata for nearly an hour. His official Instagram account is full of the moments from the Kolkata show. The PTI reports that the singer was feeling ‘heavy’ after the show. He collapsed at his hotel and was rushed to a nearby private hospital, where he was declared ‘brought dead.’

As of now, the doctors are saying that the cause of the death can be sudden cardiac arrest. However, the Kolkata Police has registered it as a case of ‘unnatural death’ The autopsy will be carried out today, the local officials have confirmed.

Latest reports say that KK’s wife Jyothy Krishna along with their two children — daughter Tamara and son Nakul — have reached Kolkata. The Kolkata Police have deployed heavy security outside the CMRI hospital. Fans have been gathering outside the hospital ever since the news broke out about singer’s untimely demise.

Meanwhile, amid the outpouring of grief, the West Bengal government has announced to honour the singer with a ‘gun salute’ at the Kolkata airport.

KK made way into the hearts of music lovers with his very first indie-pop album ‘Pal’, which was released in April 1999. Soon, the nation was singing ‘Yaaron’ and ‘Yaad aayenge ye pal’ and then there was no looking back. From ‘Beete Lamhein’ from The Train to ‘Maine Dil Se Kaha’ from Rog, KK belted chart-toppers one after the another. Not just Hindi, KK sang songs in numerus languages such as Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi and Telugu to name a few.

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, top politicians cutting across the party lines expressed their shock and anguish over singer’s death. Music industry celebrities and Bollywood also mourned KK’s shocking demise.

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