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Sequence of Events: How Singer KK Died?

Sequence of Events: How Singer KK Died?

Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath alias KK, who delivered countless memorable songs to the Indian film music industry, died at the age of 53 on Tuesday after falling ill after a concert in Kolkata.

Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as ‘KK’, lost his temper during a live performance at Nazar Al Mancha Auditorium in Kolkata. When he returned to the hotel after the concert, he felt heavy and soon fell down. He also complained of not feeling well during performances and expressed concern about the bright light. Upon his return from the concert, he also complained that he had a cold from the air conditioner in his car.

KK will undergo an autopsy on Wednesday to determine the cause of death, but doctors suspect he had a heart attack.

  • Indian singer KK, short for Krishnakumar Kunnath, died of a heart attack on May 31, 2022, just hours after giving a live performance in Kolkata.
  • He reportedly felt restless after arriving at his hotel room after completing his performance. He later collapsed.
  • He performed at the iconic Nazrul Mancha auditorium until 8:30 p.m. She suddenly got sick and went back to her hotel. When his condition deteriorated, he was rushed to the CMRI hospital in Kolkata, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Restlessness is one of the most common signs of a heart attack that is easy to ignore. People often misunderstand that it is the reason behind some other ailment and delay in calling a doctor.
  • KK reportedly felt unwell while performing at a Nazrul Manch concert in Kolkata. The show started at 5 pm. After the show, he returned to his hotel on the Esplanade, where he complained of discomfort. He was rushed to the Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) at around 10:30 p.m. where he was pronounced dead.
  • KK’s usual day was ideal. She did cardio exercises like treadmill runs and also loved doing bicep and leg exercises. Her day started by drinking 3-4 glasses of warm water in the morning, followed by eating boiled eggs and fruits. Her breakfast was healthy and abundant. She had cereal and oatmeal for breakfast. Legumes and green salads made up mainly her lunch along with some grilled vegetables. For dinner, she almost always skipped the rice and ate dal and rice.
  • Regarded as one of India’s most versatile singers, KK sang one of his popular songs, Hum Rahe Ya Na Rahe Kal at his last concert.
  • Born in New Delhi to CS Menon and Kunnath Kanakavalli on August 23, 1968, he was a student at Mount St Mary’s School in Delhi. After college, KK reportedly had a brief stint as a marketing associate in the hotel industry, after which he moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in music.
  • In 1994, he took a chance and gave a demo tape to Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot and Leslie Lewis. After working on various jingles over the next few years, he was featured as a backup singer with AR Rahman’s hit song ‘Kalluri Saaley’ and ‘Hello Dr.’ from Kadir’s ‘Kadhal Desam’ and then ‘Strawberry Kannae’ from the musical film ‘Minsara Kanavu’.

In the same year, he came out with his debut solo album titled ‘Pal’ with Leslie Lewis composing the music. All 90’s kids will always remember KK for the album’s title track ‘Pal’ and also for ‘Yaaron’ which he gave most of the school kids friendship goals. His voice made a connection with listeners that left them wanting more and such was the emotional connection that even today, these songs are played at school and office goodbyes.

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