Singer KK's Death Updates: Kolkata Police Registers Unnatural Death Case

Singer KK's Death: He became famous after his first album "Pal" has recorded songs in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali.

Singer KK's Death Updates: Kolkata Police Registers Unnatural Death Case

Singer KK's Death: He died hours after a concert performance in Kolkata.

New Delhi:

Kolkata Police has registered a case of unnatural death over the demise of popular Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK, a senior officer said on today.

Singer KK died hours after a concert performance in Kolkata. The 54-year-old singer fell ill while performing and was brought to the hospital, where he was declared dead.

The case has been lodged with New Market Police Station under whose jurisdiction falls the five-star hotel where KK had put up and felt unwell before being taken to a hospital, he told PTI.

"We have started an investigation into singer KK's death and a case of unnatural death has been registered with the New Market Police Station. We are talking to the hotel authorities and scrutinising CCTV footage to understand what had happened before he was taken to the hospital," the police officer added.

Here are the updates:

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Jun 01, 2022 21:21 (IST)
CCTV Shows Singer KK In Hotel Lobby Moments Before He Collapsed
CCTV footage has emerged showing singer KK walking in the corridor of a Kolkata hotel before he was taken to hospital after he reportedly complained of chest pain.
Jun 01, 2022 19:29 (IST)
At His Last Concert, KK Sang For Nearly 90 Minutes, Performed 20 Songs
Singer KK's sudden death, on Tuesday, has left all his fans and the entire Bollywood industry in shock. The late singer went to Kolkata for a concert, after which he collapsed and was taken to a hospital in the city, where he was declared dead.
Jun 01, 2022 17:36 (IST)
Vishal Bhardwaj pens emotional note remembering younger brother KK
Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Wednesday mourned the death of "younger brother" KK and remembered how he and the singer began their journey together with Gulzar's "Maachis".

"Mera chhota Bhaiyaa. Hum saath aaye thay dilli se. Humara pehla break pehli film pehli kaamyaabi ek saath- MAACHIS ('Chhodh aaye hum wo galiyan'. He also sang the 2nd music in Lata ji's 'pani pani re') Anginat lamhe.. anginat yaadein.. Bepanah dard.. Bichhdey sabhee baari baari," the composer shared on Twitter.
Jun 01, 2022 16:05 (IST)
KK's body to be flown to Mumbai
The singer's body will be taken to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and handed over to his family, who will fly to Mumbai.

Jun 01, 2022 15:53 (IST)
Singer KK's Death: As Opposition BJP, Congress Demands Probe, Trinamool Says Vulture
The shocking death of singer KK after a concert in Kolkata has sparked a political war of words, with the Opposition targeting the administration over poor arrangements at the venue and the ruling Trinamool Congress hitting back
Jun 01, 2022 15:33 (IST)
Gun salute accorded to KK
West Bengal government on Wednesday paid last respect to renowned Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, with gun salute to his body.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who supervised the proceedings, paid floral tributes to the late singer, whose body was kept at Rabindra Sadan for some time.
Jun 01, 2022 15:07 (IST)
KK's death 'a big loss': Akshay Kumar condoles demise of singer
Actor Akshay Kumar on Wednesday called singer KK's sudden demise 'a big loss'.

The sudden death of Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, has shocked the entire entertainment industry. The singer was in Kolkata for a concert and just shortly after performing he collapsed and was rushed to a hospital in the city where he was declared dead, on Tuesday.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Akshay Kumar tweeted, "Extremely sad and shocked to know of the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti "

Jun 01, 2022 12:04 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi mourns death of singer KK

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condoled the demise of singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK.

Taking to Twitter Rahul Gandhi said, "Krishnakumar Kunnath, fondly known as KK, was one of the most versatile singers of the Indian music industry. His soulful voice gave us many memorable songs. Saddened by the news of his untimely demise last night. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans across the world."

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief over the demise of singer KK.

The Prime Minister said that his songs reflected a wide range of emotions and struck a chord with people of all age groups.

Jun 01, 2022 12:01 (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoles demise of singer KK

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condoled the demise of singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK.

She also assured requisite support to the singer's family for necessary formalities and his last rites.

Taking to Twitter, Ms Banerjee said, "The sudden and untimely demise of the Bollywood playback singer KK shocks and saddens us. My colleagues have been working since last night to ensure that all requisite support is given for necessary formalities, his rites and to his family now. My deep condolences."

BJP chief Jagat Prakash Nadda also condoled the demise of the singer and said that KK will be remembered for this versatile music.

Jun 01, 2022 12:01 (IST)
Watch: Singer KK Performs Timeless 'Pal', Hours Before Death
"Hum, rahen ya na rahen kal..." - the timeless classic filled the air at Kolkata's Nazrul Mancha on Tuesday as singer KK staged his last performance, hours before his death. Read more

Watch: Singer KK Performs Timeless 'Pal', Hours Before Death
Jun 01, 2022 11:40 (IST)
Family of singer #KK arrives in Kolkata.  he singer passed away last night after a live performance in the city. His body is kept at CMRI hospital from where it will be taken to SSKM hospital.

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Jun 01, 2022 11:38 (IST)
Kolkata Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Murlidhar Sharma arrives at The Oberoi Grand where singer KK was staying. The singer passed away last night after a live performance in the city.

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Jun 01, 2022 10:37 (IST)
  • Kolkata Police has registered a case of unnatural death over the demise of popular Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK, a senior officer said on Wednesday.
  • The case has been lodged with New Market Police Station under whose jurisdiction falls the five-star hotel where KK had put up and felt unwell before being taken to a hospital, he told PTI.
  • "We have started an investigation into singer KK's death and a case of unnatural death has been registered with the New Market Police Station. We are talking to the hotel authorities and scrutinising CCTV footage to understand what had happened before he was taken to the hospital," the police officer added.
Jun 01, 2022 10:36 (IST)
Update| Kolkata Police registers case of unnatural death over singer KK's death.
Jun 01, 2022 10:35 (IST)
Singer KK Filmed Rushing From Concert, Died On Way To Hospital
Hours after singer KK's shocking death after a concert in Kolkata, a video showed him looking unwell while being rushed out of the venue. He went back to his hotel where his condition reportedly deteriorated. He reportedly suffered from chest pain and died on the way to hospital. Read more

Jun 01, 2022 10:33 (IST)
  • Singer KK died hours after a concert in Kolkata on Tuesday.
  • The 53-year-old singer collapsed at the hotel where he was staying after the concert in Kolkata's Nazrul Mancha auditorium. Doctor at CMRI hospital said the singer was brought dead.
  • Krishnakumar Kunnath, whose stage name was KK, was known for songs like 'Pal' and 'Yaaron', which went on to become big hits among teens in the late 1990s, often heard during school and college farewells and teen cultural events.
  • "There is a certain energy an artiste gets when he or she is on stage. No matter what one's condition is, once I am on stage, I forget everything and simply perform," KK had said in his memoir on his official website, The Mesmerizer.
  • His 1999 debut album Pal was critically acclaimed. From the early 2000s, he blazed a career in playback singing and recorded a wide range of popular songs for Bollywood films.
  • KK has recorded songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali, among other languages.

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