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Mamata Banerjee paying her last respects to singer KK at cultural centre, Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on Wednesday. [Photo/ANI]
Mamata Banerjee paying her last respects to singer KK at cultural centre, Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on Wednesday. [Photo/ANI]

Mamata Banerjee pays last respects to KK, singer accorded gun salute honour

ANI | Updated: Jun 01, 2022 18:33 IST


Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], June 1 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid her last respects to singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, who passed away Tuesday night after performing at a concert here.
The state government organised a gun salute for the deceased singer at the cultural centre, Rabindra Sadan.

The late singer's mortal remains were taken from SSKM Hospital to Rabindra Sadan today, where people paid their last respects to him.




Earlier in the day, Mamata Banerjee condoled the demise of the singer and also assured requisite support to the singer's family for necessary formalities and his last rites.
Taking to Twitter, 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. The Prime Minister said that his songs reflected a wide range of emotions and struck a chord with people of all age groups.
"Saddened by the untimely demise of noted singer Krishnakumar Kunnath popularly known as KK. His songs reflected a wide range of emotions and struck a chord with people of all age groups. We will always remember him through his songs. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti," tweeted PM Modi on Wednesday.
Singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, passed away on Tuesday evening. The singer fell ill while performing at an event in Kolkata and was brought to the CMRI hospital, where he was declared dead.
Kolkata Police has registered a case of unnatural death in connection with the sudden demise of the singer. The mortal remains of KK will be handed over to the family after the postmortem. He was just 54 years old. One of the most versatile singers of the Indian film industry, KK has recorded songs in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali.
KK is best known for his songs like "Zindagi Do Pal Ki" from the movie Kites, "Aankhon Mein Teri" from the movie Om Shanti Om, "Khuda Jaane" from the movie Bachna Ae Haseeno, "Tadap Tadap" from the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Every '90s kid will always remember KK for the album's title track 'Pal' and also 'Yaaron' which gave most school kids friendship goals. His voice struck a connection with listeners that left them wanting for more and such was the emotional connect that even today, these songs are played in school and office farewells. (ANI)

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