KK Death News LIVE Updates: The last rites of singer KK, whose real name was Krishnakumar Kunnath, will take place today in Mumbai’s Versova Hindu Cemetery at 1 PM. His son Nakul will be performing the last rites. KK’s colleagues from the music and film fraternity have begun arriving at his Mumbai residence for the late singer’s ‘antim darshan’. Meanwhile, the preliminary findings of the Read More
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Vishal Bhardwaj spoke to the media gathered outside KK’s house and called the singer’s death a huge loss for the industry and for him.
Music director Pritam was not only one of KK’s colleagues in the industry but he was also his good friend. While the composer expressed his shock and grief over the singer’s untimely demise, he found it ‘extremely unfair’ that he couldn’t get a final glimpse of the singer due to Covid-19. “KK and I, we were like fellow travellers on a musical journey. So it is extremely unfair that I am left midway and because of COVID-19, could not even see him one last time,” he told The Indian Express.
A group of fans and the media were seen gathered outside KK’s home for the ‘antim darshan’.
An emotional Nakul and Jyothy Krishna were seen at KK’s funeral. Nakul performed the last rites.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali was shocked to hear the news of KK’s demise. The singer had sung the song Tadap Tadap for SLB’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Reacting to his death, the director told SpotboyE, “How could KK just collapse and die like this? Are you sure? What a talent! What a singer! His voice had the throw of a pro.”
“KK was a complete singer. His range and voice throw was outstanding. He could have been much more successful than he was. But he preferred to concentrate on quality rather than quantity. He was very particular about what he sang,” SLB added.
Singer KK’s funeral rituals took place at Versova crematorium.
Rahul Vaidya, who was among the first to pay his tribute to KK, made his way to the late singer’s home and paid his last respects.
Udit Narayan was among the many singers who paid their last respects to KK at his residence in Mumbai.
Javed Akhtar joined KK’s family at the Versova crematorium for the last rites.
Amul paid a moving tribute in the memory of singer KK.
Several stars from the fraternity reached KK’s home to pay their last respects to the late singer.
Lyricist Javed Akhtar made his way to KK’s home to pay his last respects to the late singer.
KK had several heart blockages and he could have been saved if CPR was administered on time, a doctor who conducted the autopsy told PTI. “He had a major blockage in the left main coronary artery and small blockages in various other arteries and sub-arteries. Excessive excitement during the live show caused stoppage of blood flow leading to cardiac arrest that claimed his life,” the medical practitioner informed the publication.
KK’s ‘antim yatra’ begins. The singer’s son, Nakul, will be performing the rituals.
Shankar Mahadevan reaches KK’s Versova residence in Mumbai to pay his last respects to the late singer.
Director-music composer Vishal Bhardwaj and his wife, singer Rekha Bhardwaj reach KK’s home to pay their last respects to the late singer.
Papon reached KK’s home to pay his last respects to the singer.
Shreya Ghoshal and Alka Yagnik made their way to KK’s residence. Shreya was visibly emotional.
Singer Shilpa Rao was also spotted making her way to KK’s residence in Mumbai to pay her last respects. She had sung the hit track Khuda Jaane with him.
KK’s mortal remains were taken to Kolkata’s SSKM hospital for a post-mortem on Wednesday. KK was rushed to the hospital after falling ill in his Kolkata hotel room, shortly after performing the live gig at the Nazrul Mancha auditorium on Tuesday night. The singer was 53 and survived by wife and two children. “KK was brought to the hospital around 10 pm. It’s unfortunate that we could not treat him,” a senior official of the hospital told news agency PTI.
KK released his first album, Pal in 1999. The singer-composer has umpteen hits to his credit such as Tadap Tadap (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai (Woh Lamhe), O Meri Jaan (Life In A… Metro), Dus Bahane (Dus), Beete Lamhein (The Train), Ankhon Mein Teri (Om Shanti Om), Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai (Gangster), and Tune Maari Entriyaan (Gunday). He was born in Delhi and was also known for his electric live shows.
The singer’s sudden death has sent shockwaves across the entertainment industry. Many celebs took to social media at the late hour to express shock and sadness at the singer’s demise. Actor Akshay Kumar, for whom KK sang a number of songs over the years, tweeted, “Extremely sad and shocked to know of the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti.”
Actors Vicky Kaushal and Ranveer Singh both shared KK’s picture on Instagram Stories. While Ranveer added a broken heart emoji, Vicky wrote, “Your magical voice will live on forever. Thank you for your evergreen songs.” Singer Sonu Nigam also shared an emotional message for KK on Instagram
Filmmaker Srijit Mukerji wrote on Facebook, “In a state of total shock. Just met him last month for the first time and it seemed that we had known each other for years. The chatter wouldn’t just stop. And I was so moved to see the love he had for Gulzar saab. He said he stepped into the film world with Chhor aaye hum and sang it to him as a tribute. Farewell, my newest friend. Will miss you. I wish we could have had more sessions on music and food and cinema.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mourned the death of KK. In a tweet, PM Modi said he is saddened by the untimely demise of the noted singer.