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KK funeral highlights: Singer cremated at Versova as wife and son bid him final goodbye

Singer KK funeral, KK death news: The 53-year-old singer died shortly after performing live at a concert in Kolkata.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 3, 2022 3:02:14 pm
KK Funeral today, KK Last Rites NewsKK Funeral Live: KK's son Nakul doing the singer's last rituals. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

KK funeral news highlights: Singer KK passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 53 in Kolkata after a live performance. Krishnakumar Kunnath, known by his stage name KK, leaves behind a rich legacy of music for his legion of fans. The singer’s body was brought to Mumbai late on Wednesday. His funeral will take place at 1pm on Thursday. His colleagues headed for his residence to meet with his family and pay tribute.

KK was performing at the iconic Nazrul Mancha auditorium till 8:30 pm on May 31. He suddenly fell ill and returned to his hotel. When his condition deteriorated, he was rushed to the CMRI hospital in Kolkata, where he was declared dead. People who attended the show have complained of non-functioning ACs, overcrowding and mismanagement at the venue. In videos that have emerged from the concert, KK can be seen complaining about heat, and visibly in discomfort.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met KK’s family, his wife, son, and daughter, in Kolkata. A gun salute was given to the late singer in Kolkata.

PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Armaan Malik, Rahul Vaidya, Munmun Dutta, Harshdeep Kaur, Shekhar Ravjiani expressed their grief on Twitter, calling it a black year in Indian music. Rahul Vaidya wrote, “I hear singer KK just passed away. GOD what is really happening!!?? I mean WHAT IS HAPPENING. One of the nicest humans kk sir was. Gone too soon at 53. Beyond shocked. RIP sir.”

Akshay Kumar tweeted, “Extremely sad and shocked to know of the sad demise of KK. What a loss! Om Shanti.”

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KK Funeral Live Updates: Singer KK Last Rites Today News Updates, KK Death News Updates, KK Antim Darshan Begins:

19:53 (IST)02 Jun 2022
When KK appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show

19:23 (IST)02 Jun 2022
Badshah trolled for paying tribute to KK

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18:29 (IST)02 Jun 2022
Demand for enquiry over "permitting 7000 people inside auditorium" at KK's concert
17:15 (IST)02 Jun 2022
Atul Kasbekar said he 'rediscovered' KK's vast repertoire

Filmmaker Atul Kasbekar raised a relevant question on Twitter. He wrote, "In the last 36 hours, has anyone else, like me, rediscovered the remarkable amount of songs that the great KK sang? And some of the tracks in fact that i loved (again) I didn’t know were part of KK’s vast repertoire/ range. Such a loss. #RIPKK."

15:48 (IST)02 Jun 2022
'What a gem of a person'

Singer Tulsi Kumar tweeted earlier, "I m numb , shaken up in total disbelief 💔💔💔 Had performed with this legend n co sung songs with him .What a gem of a person and a remarkable artist .Complete loss of words . #RIP #KK sir 🙏 This feels like a personal loss 💔💔💔 #OmShanti."

15:38 (IST)02 Jun 2022
Kajol shared her condolences

Kajol shared via Twitter, "A major loss for the music industry #KK Gone too soon! 💔 My condolences to his family and fans 🙏🏻."

15:08 (IST)02 Jun 2022
Devi Sri Prasad will remember KK for his 'music and great nature'

Devi Sri Prasad shared via Twitter, "Dearest #KK sir❤️ Heartbroken💔 Day before night had a show at NewJersey n people screamed 4 FEEL MY LOVE.I sang that n also CHAILA..both by d Fabulous KK sir & thot of him. Just cant believe this. U wil always be remembered & loved  4 ur Music n ur great nature❤️🙏🏻 #KKsinger."

15:01 (IST)02 Jun 2022
Sona Mohapatra remembers KK

"I share this song - Dil Aaj Kal with him & will carry this memory as a privilege," Sona Mohapatra tweeted.

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14:32 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK funeral Live Updates: KK's wife, son bid him final goodbye

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14:26 (IST)02 Jun 2022
Vishal Bharadwaj shared his memories with KK
 
 
 
 
 
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14:22 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK funeral Live Updates: A shaken Papon attends KK's last rites
 
 
 
 
 
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14:18 (IST)02 Jun 2022
Amul pays tribute to the singer
 
 
 
 
 
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Amul shared a shared doodle on KK.

13:54 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK funeral Live Updates: Fans line up for KK's antim darshan
 
 
 
 
 
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13:32 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK Funeral Live Updates: Shreya Ghoshal, Harshdeep Kaur and Papon seen at KK's last rites

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13:25 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK funeral Live Updates: Javed Akhtar at Mumbai's Versova crematorium

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13:24 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK funeral Live Updates: The mortal remains of singer KK being taken to Mumbai's Versova crematorium
13:14 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK Funeral Today: More photos from KK's last rites

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13:09 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK Funeral Today: Shankar Mahadevan and Javed Akhtar at KK's funeral

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12:55 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK funeral Live Updates: KK's antim yatra begins, son Nakul to do the rituals

12:52 (IST)02 Jun 2022
KK Funeral Live Updates: Kabir Khan and wife Mini Mathur meet KK's family

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KK Death News Live Updates: Regarded as one of the most versatile singers in the music industry, was known for innumerable popular hits such as Pal, Yaaron, Humdum Suniyo Re, Dil Ibadat among others. He had recorded songs in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, and Gujarati.

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First published on: 01-06-2022 at 12:31:43 am