Connected to India

Serving Indians Abroad

subscribe

For news, views, interviews.

Business-Bollywood-Features-News-Fun-Stuff

'KK's demise is a big loss to Indian music industry'

Indian film and music industry colleagues of popular singer KK joined his family in paying their final respects at his funeral yesterday. Krishnakumar Kunnath, whose stage name was KK, died in Kolkata on Tuesday. His body was brought back to Mumbai and the funeral was held at Versova Hindu Cemetery.

The 53-year-old singer was performing on the Nazrul Manch, Kolkata, for a concert when he complained of uneasiness. He was on his way to the CMRI hospital when he passed away.

KK's last rites were performed by his son Nakul and he was cremated in the presence of his friends and family. He is survived by his wife Jyotti, Nakul and daughter Taamara. 

Celebrities from the music and film industry were present at the cremation ground to mourn the loss of the popular singer. Kabir Khan, his wife Mini Mathur, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shirley Setia, Rahul Vaidya, Javed Akhtar, and lyricist Sameer Anjaan were among those spotted at the late singer's residence.

Singers such as Vishal Bhardwaj, Hariharan, Alka Yagnik and Javed Ali also attended the cremation.

KK was one of the most versatile singers in the Indian film industry. He has sung superhit numbers in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali.

KK's son Nakul performs the last rites on June 2.
KK's son Nakul performs the last rites on June 2. Photo courtesy: Pallav Paliwal
Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, known by his stage name KK, was cremated  at Mumbai's Versova Hindu crematorium.
Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, known by his stage name KK, was cremated at Mumbai's Versova Hindu crematorium. Photo courtesy: Pallav Paliwal
Indian singer Shankar Mahadevan reached to pay his last respects.
Indian singer Shankar Mahadevan reached to pay his last respects. Photo courtesy: Pallav Paliwal
Indian actor Himansh Kohli reached to pay his last respects.
Indian actor Himansh Kohli reached to pay his last respects. Photo courtesy: Pallav Paliwal
Singer Papon arrived at KK's residence to pay his last respects.
Singer Papon arrived at KK's residence to pay his last respects. Photo courtesy: Pallav Paliwal
Singer Shreya Ghoshal reaches to pay her last respects to KK's.
Singer Shreya Ghoshal reaches to pay her last respects to KK's. Photo courtesy: Pallav Paliwal
Singer Vishal Dadlani reaches to pay her last respects to KK's.
Singer Vishal Dadlani reaches to pay her last respects to KK's. Photo courtesy: Pallav Paliwal
Playback singer Javed Ali at KK's home at Park Plaza apartment.
Playback singer Javed Ali at KK's home at Park Plaza apartment. Photo courtesy: Pallav paliwal
Singer Salim Merchant reaches KK's home at Park Plaza apartment.
Singer Salim Merchant reaches KK's home at Park Plaza apartment. Photo courtesy: Pallav Paliwal

Read more India News and Bollywood News here

Author
CtoI News Desk
CtoI News Desk – CtoI

Singapore-headquartered online media company targeting Indians Diaspora across Singapore, US, UK, India and UAE. Connected to India covers developments around NRIs. Cover arts, political, sports, finance, entrepreneurship, business, movies, dramas, entertainment and other news for Indians living worldwide.

Comments