At Singer KK’s Cremation In Mumbai, Shocked Film Industry Pays Tribute

An ambulance adorned with flowers and a image of KK, carried the singer’s physique to the crematorium.


Playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, superior recognised by his stage name KK, was cremated in the existence of his family and close buddies from the movie fraternity.

The cremation of the popular singer were carried out at Mumbai’s Versova Hindu crematorium all over 2pm, just a kilometre absent from his dwelling at Park Plaza condominium.

The singer, just 53, died in Kolkata on Tuesday night time shortly after a overall performance at a live performance, leaving the field and his enthusiasts in a point out of shock.

An ambulance adorned with flowers and a photograph of KK, carried the singer’s overall body to the crematorium.

The last rites were being done by KK’s son Nakul, who seemed inconsolable.

The 53-year-old singer’s filmmaker friend Vishal Bhardwaj with spouse Rekha, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, Javed Akhtar, Shankar Mahadevan, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet Bhattarcharya and others attended the funeral.

Musicians like Shreya Ghoshal, Salim Merchant, Alka Yagnik, Rahul Vaidya, Javed Ali, Papon, Shantanu Moitra and Sudesh Bhosale paid their tribute to the singer at his home.

“It is a massive decline. The whole industry is reeling less than shock. He didn’t have any overall health challenge as these types of for the couple of times he experienced acidity challenge,” Bhattarcharya advised reporters outside the house KK’s residence.

On Wednesday, the West Bengal governing administration gave a gun salute to honour the singer. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee compensated floral tributes to him.

His physique was taken to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport to be transferred to his residence in Mumbai.

KK, regarded as one of the major singers, experienced not taken a formal schooling in music but emerged as just one of the most common singers of the late 90s and 2000s right right after his debut with Gulzar-directed 1996 film “Maachis”.

It was singer Hariharan who inspired KK to to to Mumbai immediately after he read his singing in Delhi. They later worked on Vishal Bhardwaj-composed keep track of ‘Chhod Aaye Hum Woh Galiyaan’, which also featured Suresh Wadkar and Vinod Sehgal.

KK is primarily regarded for his perform in Hindi but he also sang memorable movie tracks in other languages like Tamil, Telugu, Bengali.

He has lent his voice to actors this sort of as Shah Rukh Khan, Emraan Hashmi, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, R Madhavan, Vivek Oberoi and Ranbir Kapoor amongst others.

Some of KK’s most well-liked tunes include things like ‘Yaaron’, ‘Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai’, ‘Tadap Tadap Ke Is Dil Se’, ‘Awarapan Banjarapan’, ‘Aankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si’, ‘Khuda Jaane’, ‘Zindagi Do Pal Ki’ and ‘Tu Jo Mila’ among many others.

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